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Is there anything wrong with a young adult using a pacifier instead of drugs or alcohol as coping with problem?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

For one thing, it's socially unacceptable.
Would you hire someone sucking a pacifier? Would you take food from a drooly, pacifier sucking waiter? Would you trust a banker as he sucks his pacifier? Some suggestions appropriate for adults: exercise. Chewing gum. Meditation. Yoga. Talk therapy. Knitting. Sports. The list goes on, and depends on what ever works for the individual.

In brief: Yes

For one thing, it's socially unacceptable.
Would you hire someone sucking a pacifier? Would you take food from a drooly, pacifier sucking waiter? Would you trust a banker as he sucks his pacifier? Some suggestions appropriate for adults: exercise. Chewing gum. Meditation. Yoga. Talk therapy. Knitting. Sports. The list goes on, and depends on what ever works for the individual.
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