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Where can I find resources to treat my addiction?

Where can I find resources to treat my addiction?

Many Resources: Most counties and virtually all states have offices that can provide referrals to the community resources where you live. You can also find all kind of info online thru search engines like google, yahoo, etc. Search on addiction treatment for your area and you should have ample starting points. ...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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M south indian.Can some times boredom give into internet or porn addiction?Treatable disorder?

M south indian.Can some times boredom give into internet or porn addiction?Treatable disorder?

Yes: Treatable conditions. Ocd should be controlled. Psychotherapy and psychiatric evaluation will likely help a lot. Boredom is difficult to define, but certainly finding and engaging in productive and positive activities will get you more focused on important life goals instead. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you think drug addiction is a mental illness treatable with ssri's?

Do you think drug addiction is a mental illness treatable with ssri's?

Yes and no: It is absolutely a disease with well documented brain abnormalities. Not only have ssris not helped (unless co-occurring anxiety or depression ) but some studies show increased usage when patients are given these agents. ...Read more

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What medications treat addiction?

What medications treat addiction?

Several: There are several fda approved medications for addiction. For alcoholism: disulfiram, acamprosate, naltrexone. For nicotine addiction: nicotine replacement, bupropion, varenicline. For opioid addiction: methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone. Many others are being researched. ...Read more

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How can I treat a food addiction problem?

How can I treat a food addiction problem?

See a specialist: Food addiction treatment is a challenge as we all have to eat so total abstinence is not a goal. Find a therapist who works with eating disorders. Group therapy can be very helpful. " mindfulness eating" is a treatment strategy that is gaining attention and should be included in the treatment plan. ...Read more

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Must all mental health problems and addiction be treated together?

Better together: Boils down to it is real hard to fix one, without fixing the other. Addiction is a mental disorder. Many, if not nearly all, psychological symptoms can get worse with recreational drug use. It is not effective to spend time and money on treatment of one while ignoring the other. They are tightly connected through the one and only brain you have. Treating them together makes the most sense. ...Read more

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How can I treat my computer gaming addiction?

GA: Gamblers anonymous is a great organization based on the 12 steps. It is free and anonymous. Seeking professional behavioral health assistance would also be beneficial. ...Read more

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How do you treat alcohol addiction?

How do you treat alcohol addiction?

3 Areas: Begin with a comprehensive alcohol and drug evaluation. Then based on the results, there are 3 areas of treatment to consider. Depending on symptoms and underlying causes: (1) medication for depression, anxiety or other areas. (2) psychotherapy to address issues related to self-esteem, selfishness, power and control. (3) consider a self-help group like alcohol anonymous. ...Read more

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How should I treat internet addiction?

How should I treat internet addiction?

RX underlyingdisease: Most "process addictions" - gambling, overeating, sex addiction, internet addiction - are related to underlying anxiety disorders and/or depressive disorders. Some 12-step techniques work for some process addictions, such as gambling, but others, including internet addiction, are usually part of an obsessive-compulsive personality and the underlying disorders needs to be treated. ...Read more

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How can I treat my addiction to pain killers?

How can I treat my addiction to pain killers?

Addiction: Please go and see a pain doctor who does addiction medicine or an addictionologist. You have taken the first and most important step - by admitting you have an addiction - now you need help to be free of this. ...Read more