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Where Do I Go For Help With My Addiction
Many Options: To Help Treat Addictive Disorders: Community Supports (Recovery Centers or 12-Step Meetings), Individual Counselor or Agencies Licensed in Addictions Counseling, Psychologist/Psychiatrist, Individual and/or Group Psychotherapy, Intensive Outpatient Programs (Eve/Day), Inpatient/Residential Treatment (14-30+ days), Hospital Detox. Any combination of these. Help is available - addiction is treatable ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
Do a family meeting: To engage friends and family members to help support one's treatment for addiction, one should select several friends and family members for a meeting at the beginning of treatment. He should choose people who tend to enjoy helping others during illnesses and crises, yet he may want to avoid being overly demanding of friends and family members. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A treatment program: Most chemical dependency programs, while they mostly treat folks with alcohol, opiate and Cocaine problems, also treat people with a variety of other issues. Herbal incenses like k2 and spice are basically cannabis substitutes, and the treatment to help get off these is really no different than for those other drugs. Try 12-step programs like aa/na or get into a formal treatment program/counseling. ...Read more
Is it also a secret?: Sorry, I do take addiction concerns seriously. But you've only said it's strange.... Anyway, the 12-step approach provides help for a wide range of objects. They have the best record of success in alcohol & drug addicts. You might want to find a meeting and ask them for advise with your issue. Otherwise, if you want one-on-one, see a cbt therapist for behavior change. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm over weight and have an eating problem.I need help and ddon't know where to go. Dr says loose but i can't cause the food addiction.Who can help me?
Ask to speak with: A therapist who specializes in eating disorders. It issue is only part of the problem. A therapist can help upu make healthy life changes (exercise and diet). Keeping track of everything you eat with an app on your phone can help ( it's a simple behavioral modificaton technique). The book, making peace with food, can also help, good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: Most substances are harmful if the dose is large enough. How much is pot impairing your life? When you tried to cut back or stop, how successful have you been? Dealing with pot can be hard because, unlike other substances, it may not produce any dramatic immediate consequences. Still, I have seen some individuals who are significantly affected. www.practicalrecovery.com, www.Smartrecovery.Org. ...Read more
Yes: There are support groups such as gamblers anonymous which can be helpful. A person with a gambling addiction would also want to consider therapy. One key idea is to make sure that the person is in a supportive environment with people who will both encourage and hold him/her accountable. ...Read more
I need help with addiction to Adderall. Is there a supplement that helps with withdrawals or something besides talking to my dr or going to meetings?
Not that I know of: There is no true withdrawal from stimulants, and I have withdrawn many hundreds of people from it without a whole lot of symptoms. The main thing is not withdrawal, but the return of symptoms that were being managed by the amphetamine. You list yourself on BOTH Vyvanse and adderall, which is. If you have ADHD, Stratera (atomexitine) may work. A milder stimulant, like caffeine, might help. ...Read more
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