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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Sober Relationships after Addiction

Sober Relationships after AddictionAddiction may seem like a personal issue, a private struggle that only affects the user. However, its reach extends beyond the addict and changes every close relationship in his life. Likewise, recovery can impact relationships with San Jose friends, family members, significant others and even strangers.
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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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Do San Jose Residents Have to Give up Fun to Get Sober?

Do San Jose Residents Have to Give up Fun to Get Sober?For recreational drug users, one of the greatest challenges of recovery is accepting the changes sobriety will effect in their relationships and activities. Overcoming a drug addiction is difficult enough, but it can be even more discouraging for San Jose residents to be surrounded by temptation and friends who still need drugs to have a good time. It may be even more discouraging to lose those friends when you choose not to be exposed to drugs. But if your friends are true friends, they will respect your decision to change your lifestyle.
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Should I Cut an Addict out of My Life?

Should I Cut an Addict out of My Life?The trickiest decision that an addict’s loved ones have to make is when to walk away. San Jose drug addicts may begin their habits because of stress or pain that they feel they cannot share, so avoiding an addict may seem like abandonment. But when does an addict need support and when does he need tough love?
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Pain Management and Addiction Treatment

Pain Management and Addiction TreatmentThere are many people who suffer from chronic pain, and typically doctors prescribe these patients with various forms of opioids, which are high-strength painkillers. The issue, of course, is that these medications are also highly addictive, especially for San Jose residents experiencing severe pain. The more the drug is used, the more tolerant the user becomes to it, and eventually the psychological need for larger and more frequent doses begins. This can lead to prescription medication abuse.
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Noticing the Warning Signs of Addiction

Noticing the Warning Signs of AddictionDrug abuse happens for many reasons, and once a tolerance to the drug develops, addiction is not far behind. A family history of drug addiction, a personal history of drug addiction, peer pressure to try drugs and dealing with chronic pain are all ways drug addiction can begin. People who are addicted to drugs exhibit certain behaviors that let friends and loved ones in San Jose know there is a problem. Knowing what to look for in a person who struggles with addictive behaviors or who is using prescription pain killers to treat a pain condition can help you get your friend or loved one into the right drug treatment program.
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