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What is the best way to help break any addiction?

What is the best way to help break any addiction?

Get the help and: Support that you nee and deserve. 12 step meetings, therapy, a psychiatric evaluation are all very helpful with addictive processes. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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What is the best way to stop a percocet addiction?

Depends: If the person is merely physically dependent on it (experiences withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop) then a slow taper should work. If they have a true addiction problem then they should be assessed by an addictionologist (http://www.Asam.Org) and follow the treatment recommendations. Addiction is a much more serious and potentially fatal problem than physical dependence. ...Read more

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What is the best way to overcome my addiction to vicodin?

What is the best way to overcome my addiction to vicodin?

Professional help: Addiction is physical and psychological. The physical dependence can be eased with medications however the psychological dependence is much greater ! it is really best to get counseling to help you beat the psych. Craving. Most drugs that are abused are basically being used to "self medicate" or treat "issues". ...Read more

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What is the best way to overcome an addiction?

Addiction: Rehabilitation program & attending group activities, support from family and friends, and keeping good social network. ...Read more

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What is the best way to overcome a vicodin addiction?

What is the best way to overcome a vicodin addiction?

Depends: If the person is merely physically dependent on it (experiences withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop) then a slow taper should work. If they have a true addiction problem then they should be assessed by an addictionologist (http://www.Asam.Org) and follow the treatment recommendations. Addiction is a much more serious and potentially fatal problem than physical dependence. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to stop heroin cravings?

Help please? What is the best way to stop heroin cravings?

Many ways: Get support. Aa or na meetings, or other non 12-step meetings (smart recovery, lifering secular recovery) may be available in your area. Go to meetings, talk about feelings, get advice and support. Counseling programs, both group and individual, can also help you learn to cope. Exercise, meditation, yoga and other activities also help. If severe, consider Methadone or Buprenorphine program. ...Read more

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What is the best way to put an end to a masturbation addiction?

What is the best way to put an end to a masturbation addiction?

Some Questions: I'm going to think of this more neutrally, as simply some "behavior." my questions then: when r u engaging in it? What thoughts, emotions, situations r triggering it? What are ur judgments about this behavior? What is ur understanding of how much of this behavior others ur age/life circumstances engage in? What do u think would need 2b different about u or ur life 2 make u feel less "addicted"? ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over the addiction to cutting?

Is there a best way to get over the addiction to cutting?

A good therapist: It is really important to work with a good therapist to deal with cutting behavior. Whether it is an addiction or not, it is serious and probably medication will be prescribed, but a behavioral strategy is also important. Hospitalization may be necessary to get this symptom under control and prevent a tragic event. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to kick drug habit?

Get Help: Drug counciling is available everywhere. Ask for help and you will get it. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to address vicodin addiction?

What is the best way to address vicodin addiction?

Vicodn addiction: Make sure you have good family support, seek medical help, seek religious help, seek psychology help and attends group sessions. All will be very helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a sex addiction?

What is the best way to treat a sex addiction?

There are many: Like all addictions treatment should be personalized, that is it should be designed just for you. Treatments can include 12 step meetings, individual and group therapy, medications if other symptoms like depression exist, marriage therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, stress management, social skills training. Find a psychiatrist or sex addiction counselor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help get free from a meth addiction?

What is the best way to help get free from a meth addiction?

Mutual support helps: You might consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous or Cocaine anonymous. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best way to overcome anxiety?

Need advice on what is the the best way to overcome anxiety?

EClectIc aPprOaCh ?: Suggest finding clinical psychologist who is anxiety specialist - someone who (a) uses behavioral & cognitive-behavioral techniques, esp. To help u build skills to gain control of anxiety/panic; (b) uses experiential & mindfulness techniques to help u identify & experience ur emotions as u're feeling them; & (c) uses techniques that trace roots of ur feelings & explore patterns in ur relationships. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lessen depersonalization?

What is the best way to lessen depersonalization?

It depends: First, one needs to know the cause of the depersonalization. It can come along with other psychiatric conditions such as anxiety disorders, some depressions, some psychotic disorders, and with certain kinds of substance abuse. If present, these need to be treated by a psychiatrist and/or psychotherapist. On your own, you can do some form of physical exercise; meditation; seek out friendships. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best way to release anger?

Need advice on what is the the best way to release anger?

Releasing anger: Reduce anger by deep breathing. Breath in deeply & slowly through the nostrils. Hold air in lungs for a 5 count before slowly exhaling through an open mouth. Repeat until you are calmer. Focus on your breathing not what is making you angry. Cognitive behavioral therapy is excellent for dea. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop snoring?

What is the best way to stop snoring?

Try this: 1. Sleep on the side or have soft ball on the back to prevent sleeping supine. 2.Improve nasal congestion and its management if present by like nasal saline or neti pot . 3.Alternate nostril breathing and or slow deep breathing exercise for 15-20 minutes before bedtime and morning if possible. 4. Nasal strips for some. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce stress?

What is the best way to reduce stress?

Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get help in school problems?

What is the best way to get help in school problems?

Evaluations by a : Developmental/behavioral pediatrician & child psychologist or neuropsychologist ( at p'gh children's hospital) would be ideal. The individuals with disabilities education act mandates that the public school district assess & address your child's difficulties with learning, behavior &/or peer interaction if they are "educationally relevant." talk to your child's teacher & pediatrician first. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop smoking?

What is the best way to stop smoking?

A tremendous desire: First you have to want to quit. Then go back to the first option! after that, set a date and do it. If you believe you will need help, there a good medicaitons to assist you. Gums, lozenges, patches, pills and adjuctive helps like hypnosis and counselling can help. But as in the beginning, you have to want to quit first. You can do it. It will be the best thing you have ever done for you. ...Read more

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