San Jose Addictions

Attention-Seeking Behaviors and Addiction

Attention-Seeking Behaviors and AddictionAttention-seeking behaviors are excessive and inappropriate behaviors practiced by people who want to gain attention. A person with attention-seeking behaviors will fabricate grandiose stories in order to shift the focus onto him or her in San Jose. Some attention-seeking behaviors could include the following:

  • Hyperbolizing personal achievements and skills
  • Creating unnecessary drama in relationships
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Numbing Emotional Pain through Drug Use

Numbing Emotional Pain through Drug UseSometimes San Jose begin using drugs recreationally to fit in with a crowd. Sometimes San Jose residents are prescribed a drug to treat a medical condition and they become dependent on it. Often, however, recreational drug use begins because San Jose residents are seeking relief from emotional pain.
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Medical Complications and Addiction

Medical Complications and AddictionA San Jose resident with a medical issue who also has an addiction may require special treatment. Knowledge of their propensity towards addiction can alter the drugs that can be prescribed for the medical issue. On the other end of the spectrum, many people who have a medical issue that requires prescription medication, especially if the complication is on-going, can be at a greater risk of developing an addiction. In many instances, addiction and medical issues can be directly related to one another.
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How Does a Parent’s Addiction Affect Children?

How Does a Parent's Addiction Affect Children?Addiction is a disease that affects San Jose families in dramatic ways. Children of addicts are significantly more likely to become addicts themselves for a variety of reasons. Many addicts eventually seek help because they finally recognize how their substance abuse is damaging their children.
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How Are Eating Disorders and Drug Abuse Connected?

How Are Eating Disorders and Drug Abuse Connected?Eating disorders and substance abuse are common co-occurring disorders among San Jose residents. “Food for Thought: Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders,” a report by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA), states that 50% of individuals suffering from eating disorders also abuse alcohol or drugs. The report states that 35% of alcohol or drug abusers also have eating disorders compared to 3% of the general population.
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