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Frequenty Asked Questions
Many treatments solve the addiction problem, but behavioral therapy is most effective for dealing with substance abuse. A general behavioral psychologist approach can now be applied with effective techniques that differ from patient to patient.
Severe addiction can lead to anxiety, depression, mood swings, and irritability. To overcome these symptoms, addiction treatment is a need.
Research can suggest that you can do self-therapy, and it may be effective in some cases, but struggling with drug abuse, you can’t be able to work on yourself effectively. At some point, you need a certified psychologist to cope with an instant panic attack, and professionals know how to do the treatment that can solve these critical problems in less time.
What is Addiction?
Addiction is a mental health condition that causes people to become extremely dependent on a substance, activity, or practice. A result of dysfunction in the brain, addiction causes people to experience compulsive behaviors in pursuit of the high. Addiction is a result of several factors, including environment, genetics, and psychological elements.
Addictions have grave consequences for one’s health and social and financial implications.
What are The Different Types of Addictions?
The top addictions are drugs and alcohol addictions, but there are very many other types as well. While some are dangerous addictions, others might not threaten your life per se but are considered harmful, nonetheless.
There are two broad categories of addiction, behavioral and chemical. These are then further divided into different kinds of addictions.
These addictions involve compulsive behaviors and thoughts. It is also known as a process addiction. Examples include:
- Exercise addiction
- Gaming addictions
- Video game addictions
- Sex addiction
- Food addiction
- Social media addiction
- Shopping addiction
- Technology addiction
- Addiction to porn
- Work addiction
- Chemical addictions
These are the various addictions that stem from the use of chemicals. These are often very harmful addictions as these substances have a grave impact on physical health. Examples include:
- Alcohol addiction
- Amphetamines addiction
- Cannabis addiction
- Cocaine addiction
- Methamphetamine or crystal addiction
- Nicotine addiction
- Opioids addiction
- Fentanyl addictions
Other unusual addictions or habits that might be construed as include:
- Eating unusual things like sand
- Cough syrup
- Sniffing certain things like paint, glue, etc.
- Solvent addiction
What Addictions are Common in Teenagers?
Some addictions are more prevalent in adolescents. Examples of teen addictions include:
- Technology or the internet
What are The Signs of Addiction?
Addiction has a cycle in which a person continues to reach for the object that they are craving with decreasing impulse control. The symptoms of addiction include:
- Inability to stay away from the desired object
- Poor impulse and self-control when it comes to the object of addiction
- Increased desire for a particular thing
- Poor performance
- Lack of energy for daily activities
- Being on the defensive regarding their addiction
- Changes in sleep, diet, and appearance
- Relationship issues
- Financial problems
- Lashing out at people
- Disregard for the consequences of their addiction
What are the Causes of Addiction?
Things that bring you pleasure can cause addiction as you try to chase the high that it brings. Overtime, it then morphs into an addiction.
Furthermore, some addictive substances can also cause withdrawal symptoms that affect mental and physical problems. Consequently, people then start to chase the high of addiction. It also makes it harder for them to moderate the use of or leave their addictions.
There are also certain factors that can increase the risk of it. These include:
Age of Exposure
The chances of becoming an addict are greater if you are exposed early to the substances or habits.
Your brain plays a role in your addictions. The response to the substance and the gratification and reward brought on by it can cause people to develop dependencies. Similarly, chemical imbalances in the brain can also increase the risk of addictions.
People with a family history of addiction are more prone to developing them as well.
Your environment, whether it be social or familial, can also pave way for addictions. People who lack support and are living with trauma and hardships are more likely to fall prey to addictions.
Are Addictions Genetic?
Genetics can increase the likelihood of developing an addiction by at least 50%. However, it does not mean that just because your parent is an addict, you will be one too.
Are Eating Disorders Addictions?
There are associations between addiction and eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder. Much like addiction, eating disorders also cause dependence, emotional instability, withdrawal symptoms, and compulsive thinking.
What is the Treatment For Addictions?
Addictions require proper treatment. It is important to note that quitting chemical substances cold turkey can be dangerous, due to the impact of withdrawal symptoms. Hence, it is vital that you consult experts at Fitcy Health for the treatment of addictions.
There are different interventions that doctors might require for treatment of addictions. These include:
There are many rehabs for addictions that help people with purging the substances out of their body, managing the withdrawal symptoms, and handling the cravings.
Hypnosis is entering the state of deep relaxation and becoming more perceptive to different ideas. Hence, hypnotherapy for addictions can also be effective.
Another way for overcoming addictions is by using psychotherapy like group therapy, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), etc.
Certain medications can also help with treating addictions.
In some cases, people might need to be hospitalized for the process of detox and handling dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
How to Stop Bad Addictions?
Addiction is a global issue and is also relevant to UAE. As per a research published by WHO (World Health Organization), an estimated 20.5% of adults used tobacco, whereas 5.4% used drugs like cannabis. Thus, the gravity of the problem needs to be addressed. Some steps that can help in prevention and lowering risk include:
It is important that addiction, its types, and its consequences be told to people so that they are aware of the associated risks.
Preach the Importance of Mental Health
Many people become addicts because their life otherwise is extremely painful for them, so they want oblivion from the pain. Hence, it is vital that there be a focus on mental health, working on it, and seeking help for it.
Seek Help from Friends and Family
It helps to have good social support, and lack thereof is a risk factor for addiction.
Get Timely Help
Because of the high of the addiction and the shame of admitting to it, many people abstain from visiting a mental health expert. But a timely intervention by an expert can help curb the problem in its initial stages. Moreover, an expert can also address the problems leading to addiction.
Therefore, if you or someone you love is experiencing the problem, get help from experts at Fitcy Health. You can book an appointment at the website, and take a remote session, thus deal with the problem in a discreetly, as you prefer.