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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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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?

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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

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How can I treat an addiction to masturbation?

How can I treat an addiction to masturbation?

Joint therapy.: This type of problem may require both counseling and medication to be effective. But most important of all, successful treatment of addiction of any kind requires a sincere commitment to rid oneself of it. ...Read more

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Could you treat a porn addiction?

Could you treat a porn addiction?

Yes: Most men get bored with this goofy stuff quickly. If you're missing out on the better things in life because of a focus on erotica, it's treatable. It'll be a combination of talking about what it means, and perhaps some medication. Mayo's reported Naltrexone stopping addiction cold, and i've heard of low doses of ssri's working. Get your freedom back by accepting treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a partner help treat sexual addiction?

Mutual support helps: A partner may be most supportive by getting help for themselves. Consider attending a meeting of s-anon for the families and friends of sexually compulsives. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my computer addiction?

What can I do to treat my computer addiction?

See a CBT therapist: Psychologists trained in behavior therapy can help develop a regimen for you to "wean" you off of this compulsive behavior. ...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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How can I effectively treat addiction without rehab?

How can I effectively treat addiction without rehab?

Self help : Programs are everywhere and for almost every type of addiction . Find a 12 step program that addresses your drug of choice or behavior that is the problem. ...Read more

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Why is sex addiction difficult to treat in younger people?

Why is sex addiction difficult to treat in younger people?

Focus of young: For a number of reasons sexual activity is much higher in young people anyway. For instance, hormone levels tend to stimulate interest. But also young people are surrounded by messages in the media and social media encouraging relationships and sexuality. All of this makes treatment harder, but certainly not possible. ...Read more

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Aside from methadone, what are the other drugs used to treat addiction?

Aside from methadone, what are the other drugs used to treat addiction?

Let's clarify this: Neither Methadone or buphrenorpine "treat" addiction. They are fda approved to maintain addictions. That's it. In other words, to keep you from withdrawing. Treatment of addiction to opiates requires: commitment, help and a plan. Once you get these 3 things, stick to the plan. Period. In life there are a lot of things that are simple but not easy. This is a great example of "simple, not easy". ...Read more

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Could my potential add be responsible for constant sex cravings (sex addiction)? And is it possible that it will be treated after i treat add?

There seems to be : . . . A strong relationship between sensation seeking and adhd. For example, individuals with adhd often seek stimulation in an attempt to easy boredom. This stimulation can be as novel as nailbiting, or as extreme as sexual addiction. In either case, appropriate treatment is needed in order to prevent long-term problems. ...Read more

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How to treat sexual addiction?

How to treat sexual addiction?

Seek treatment: Some studies have shown benefits from using ssri medication (prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) etc, ) for the treatment of sexual addiction. A very recent study found some help from anti-seizure medication (topamax, keppra). Sme people find self-help and support groups to be valuable. Bottom line: seek treatment from a psychiatrist who can direct you to all these treatment options. ...Read more

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