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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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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 recover from a caffeine overdose? What is the quickest way to get it out of your system?

What is the best way to recover from a caffeine overdose? What is the quickest way to get it out of your system?

Wait: For an acute overdose wait for it to be metabolized, unless you are talking about serious side effects such as very high heart rate, muscle twitching or hallucinations in which case you should go directly to an ed. If you are a regular consumer of caffeine you need to cut down slowly on the amount or risk getting withdrawal symptoms like headaches, irritabiltiy or drowsiness. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with withdrawal from heroin?

What is the best way to deal with withdrawal from heroin?

Don't relapse: Withdrawal from heroin can be very uncomfortable, but it is self limiting. An addiction specialist may provide medication to make the process less uncomfortable. If you start using again, you will have to go through it again. ...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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What is the best way to stop a percocet addiction?

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 get over substance abuse?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is the best way to get over substance abuse?

Substance abuse: Rehab programs, aa/na , monitoring by addictionologist, and ofcourse, will power. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is the best way to give up a addiction?

How do I find out what is the best way to give up a addiction?

Addictions: Seek help in aa or na in your local area, also ask your doctor for a referral to an addiction specialist who can provide education, support and insight into sobriety. Best. ...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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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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What is a good way to get nicotine out of your body?

What is a good way to get nicotine out of your body?

By stopping : It'll be gone in 12 hrs. Metabolites will be detectable for a while longer. No way to get rid of those except time. ...Read more

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What's the best way for someone to get off of vicodin?

What's the best way for someone to get off of vicodin?

Professional help: Hopefully you have been prescribed this by a physician. If so , that physician can help taper you off the medication. If this medication was not prescribed for you it would be best and safest to see a physician that can assist you. There are medications that are available that make withdrawal less uncomfortable, counseling is of tremendous benefit as well. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to get over addiction to p*rn and masturbation?

Is there a best way to get over addiction to p*rn and masturbation?

You really have it?: All guys enjoy erotica; the best is tasteful & respectful. Imagine folks really in love; avoid the vulgur & degrading. "sexual addictions" are obsession with erotica or easy, casual pleasure that is obviously interfering with your learning / friendships / fitness / family time / job. If you truly have this, your doctor can treat / refer you. Best help will be to fall deeply & truly in love. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to get through a mild gallbladder attack?

Help please? What is the best way to get through a mild gallbladder attack?

Surgery: Biliary colic is due to stones in the gallbladder that obstruct the duct. It is extremely painful. Sometimes a lowfat diet and nothing to eat except liquids can mitigate the pain, but in general to prevent acute cholecystitis, and pancreatitis, the gallbladder needs to be removed. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to get out of a self harming habbit?

What would be the best way to get out of a self harming habbit?

Self harming habit: For some, self-harming is a way of releasing painful feelings. Some have told me it's the only way they know they're alive. It's more than a superficial "habit, " and needs to first be understood in your case. Many people with this behavior also have histories of childhood abuse and neglect. You could work with a psychologist or psychiatrist who understands trauma & dialectic behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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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 a good way to stop heroin cravings?

What is a good way to stop heroin cravings?

Buprenorphine.: Taking methodone or buprenorphine will usually eliminate cravings. The latter is the best opioid dependence treatment available today. Unfortunately, only 3% of physicians have the DEA waiver to prescribe it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to go cold turkey from my tobacco addiction?

What is the best way to go cold turkey from my tobacco addiction?

Planning & Supports: Go to this website: http://smokefree.Gov/ you'll get useful tips for successfully going "cold turkey from [your] tobacco addiction." the real answer here is to get your plan and supports in place before you quit. When you quit you'll implement your plan and rely heavily on your supports (see the above website for all the great tips). You'll be making an excellent decision for your health! ...Read more

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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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I need to know what is the best way to get off of opiate within a week?

I need to know what is the best way to get off of opiate within a week?

Seek medical help.: It depends on how long you have been on opiates, for what ailment , which opiates and on what dosages. Thus it is difficult to put a time frame until you have been evaluated by an appropriate health care specialist and the above questions answered. Would thus seek appropriates help and a good start would be with an appointment with your pcp. Be well. ...Read more

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Meth Addiction (Definition)

Addiction and substance abuse is a complex disorder characterized by compulsive drug or alcohol use that leads to significant disruptions in daily living, including loss of work, relationships and health. Substance abuse and addiction is progressive in nature ...Read more