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What is the best way to quit alcohol addiction?

What is the best way to quit alcohol addiction?

Alcohol: I don't believe people have drug or alcohol problems. I do, on the other hand, believe they have emotional problems and that they use drugs and alcohol to cope. Speak with a reputable psychotherapist about what is bothering you emotionally, and consider going to 12 step meetings. Find one that is right for you. ...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 hardest addiction to quit?

What is the hardest addiction to quit?

Depends: Some substances are inherently more addictive, like heroin and nicotine. But it really depends on the individual. Ex someone may be addicted to both Cocaine and marijuana, they may give up the Cocaine but have much more difficulty with the marijuana. Or they give up alcohol and the cigarettes still hold a powerful grip. I would say the last addictive substance is the most difficult, but can be don. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit smoking?

What is the best way to quit smoking?

Determination,med: Strong determination is very important.Then you need to see the doctor to get med such as zyban, or Chantix .There is also Nicotrol (nicotine patch) patch otc, as well. Your dotor can determinewhich one proper for you. As lon as you have strong willpower to quit smoking. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit smoking?

What is the best way to quit smoking?

Cold turkey: Most people say to set a quit date and abruptly stop on that date. There are several methods, however, talk to your doctor. The involvement of your doctor greatly increases your success rate. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit smoking?

What is the best way to quit smoking?

Everyone is: different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit tobacco?

What is the best way to quit tobacco?

Whatever works: Most who stop have no help.Of the meds, i believe that Chantix is most effective but may have side effects. Otherwise, use various nicotine substitution therapies with nasal Nicotrol being the best way to give up cigarettes although it maintains a nicotine addiction. ...Read more

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What is the way to quit smoking?

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What is the way to quit smoking?

More predictable way: An extended form of bupropion is marketed for smoking cessation under the trade name of Zyban. CBT (cognitive behaivor therapy) and acupuncture. Talk to your PCP for more information. Good thinking. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit dipping?

What is the best way to quit dipping?

Know the risks!: Dipping refers to chewing tobacco and is associated with oral cancer, tooth loss, and addiction potential; if craving nicotine, you may want to try some of the nicotine containing gums, patches or smoking cessation aids; if it's more of an oral fixation, you may want to try chewing gum; even if through sheer willpower, your long term health will be enhanced by quitting chewing tobacco. Good luck! ...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 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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What is the best way to stop smoking?

What is the best way to stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...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 stop smoking cigarettes?

What is the best way to stop smoking cigarettes?

Multiple ways: You can see your primary care doctor for help with this -- and s/he will be glad for you to stop this health risk! there are nicotine patches, gums, and medications to help you get through nicotine withdrawal. Hypnosis can also help in many people. Stopping cigarettes is challenging, but is definitely do-able. http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index. ...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 quit smoking cigarettes?

What is the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

What is the best way to quit smoking cigarettes?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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What is the easiest drug to get addicted to?

What is the easiest drug to get addicted to?

Not easy: Though we have much info on "meth' and similar drugs, it often goes back to the individual's personal addictive personality. This may be an issue for cognitive behavioral therapy. Please look into it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get someone to quit chewing tobacco?

What is the best way to get someone to quit chewing tobacco?

Comprehensive progra: Including advice. Chantix. Choosing a start date. Having some accountability. Look at the Chantix website closely. The getquit plan. ...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