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Whats 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Helping an addict: It depends if he wants to stop or not. There's nothing you can do to make him stop and nothing you can do to make him use, although addicts will blame others for doing so. There may be a companion group for you, such as al-anon (for aa), naranon (for na), gamanon (for ga), cosa (for saa). Entering your own recovery helps you to not enable him, which helps him whether he wants to stop or not. ...Read more
Depends: There are so many new addiction apps that it is very hard to tell which are good. Many are substance or behavior specific. There are many for nicotine and sexual addictions. I would advise research and to try them. Most are free or very inexpensive. If you are motivated your chances are much greater to achieve some assistance from these. ...Read more
Find a support group: for your specific addiction. AA for alcoholics, GA for gamblers, etc. Let them help you assess the addiction and refer you to providers who are specialists in your area. (Check with your insurance carrier first to make sure the doc is on your plan.) Quitting an addiction is complex and multilayered. Treatment approaches succeed when they are longer term, especially for long-term habits. ...Read more
Decide what you want: First, decide what you want. Do you want recovery, or more of the same? Recovery from any kind of addiction is challenging, and your commitment will be tested. Addiction both prevents you -- and protects you -- from living your life authentically. If you want to let go of that form of protection in exchange for a new kind of journey, see an addiction medicine doctor and commit to 12 step group. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I Am Student Of 10th class usually Active At Physical Activities and BusY Schedule Of Studies but I Can't Resist My addiction Of Mastubation! Quit it.
I'm concerned about: your use of capital letters to begin most words. In contradistinction to the obsession with your privates you may not ever become a great communicator if you do not become more mindful of your use of caps and proper punctuation. In time this too will come. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This can be: A very involved assessment . Please seek out a psychologist who specializes in treating addictive sexual behaviors . This is a very treatable problem and certainly avoiding it or putting it on the back burner won't get you to the freedom you're seeking. ...Read more
Worth a try.: Hypnosis is by definition a heightened state of focus and concentration. There are various techniques for using hypnotic methods to explore and transform distracting thoughts. Addiction can be a complicated set of interdependent triggers, so hypnosis may be one tool in a more comprehensive program of recovery. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to stop a 20 year addiction to cocaine? The person does not eveen consider quitting because he doesn't think it is possible.
Yes it's possible: With authentic desire, appropriate professional and personal support, and a treatment plan, it's possible to stop an addiction at any time. Being addicted to Cocaine for such a long time means that treatment could be complicated, but not impossible. However, if the person himself is not interested in quitting, it won't happen. His body may end things with a stroke or heart attack instead. ...Read more
Find real love: All men look at images and enjoy their bodies as you do. It becomes an addiction when, and only when, you are losing time from other things you need to be doing -- job, study, learning, forming relationships. Porn is a dead-end as it presents unrealistic bodies ; scenarios. Think about the person you'll marry, get with your doctor if you need to for thought / talk rx and maybe medication. ...Read more
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
Cocaine?: If you mean Cocaine and not coca-cola then I would strongly recommend you find a Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting your area and go! The people there will know doctors and rehab centers in your area that can help. The NA meetings are also very helpful for those trying to beat addiction. www.na.org ...Read more
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