Addiction

Addiction is a chronic, complex condition of the brain characterized by craving and compulsive use of substances, medications, etc., despite harmful consequences. It can be the need for a substance or thing or behavior-related. Substance addiction is the addiction to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, tobacco, narcotics, caffeine, etc. Non-substance addiction includes technology, sex, food, gambling, gaming, etc. An addicted person finds it impossible to stop the use of substances, things or engage in behaviors that cause addiction. Deaddiction programs and therapy, along with medications, can help.

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Is it safe to masturbate daily?

Query: Hello Doctor,  I masturbate daily.  Is it safe ? Will it cause any problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Velusamy M.p

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com    Masturbation is absolutely safe.    Other than giving pleasure it also helps in relieving stress.    It depends on the number of times you do it. The reason is that it should not become an addiction.    Once you are addicted, psychological intervention might b...  Read Full »

Can you tell me some myths, benefits and harmful effects of masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor, Why my penis foreskin remains open permanently with masturbation? I have some black spots on my penis head without pain. How to stop doing masturbation?   Read Full »


Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Masturbation is a process where a person gets sexual pleasure and satisfaction by stroking or rubbing his or her genitals by using their hands manually or using sex toys. It is normally done while they are single but it is also done in relationships to get orgasm an...  Read Full »

How to help a cannabis addict?

Query: Hi doctor, A patient who is Chars(hashish) addict and suffering from severe anger, aggressiveness is thinking that his mother and sister are against him. Doctor suggested a capsule Co-Depricap (olanzapine-fluoxetine) for him to take once every night. But the patient is not cooperating. He took medi...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are symptoms of acute psychosis, which leads to suspiciousness, hallucinations, and delusions. It happens due to a chemical imbalance of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. Levels of dopamine are usually increased, and medicines will help reduce the level a...  Read Full »

What are the signs of addiction to Gutka in a 1-year-old?

Query: Hi doctor,My baby is one year old. I doubt whether he is getting addicted to the smell of gutka taken by my relative and he takes care of my baby every day. He is 70 years old. Whenever my baby sees him, he becomes crazy and the baby never wants to come back easily to me. I want to know whether he i...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether your relative is giving gutka to your baby. Please mention the kind of gutka taken by your relative. Baby can get addicted if he tastes it orally. Addiction through smell is difficult. Your baby may feel comfortable due to his normal preferenc...  Read Full »

Can Cannabis increase the risk of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, When I was in my late teens, I was engaged in a lot of high cancer risk activities. The one I have been most worried about was using Cannabis. The Cannabis itself does not worry me too much. Although, we occasionally had access to papers being teens and also not the smartest we inevita...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Teens at that age indulge in many experimental things. I am not surprised at what you did. The question is whether your indulgence has put you at more risk of cancer? The answer is we do not now. With the available evidence we know smoking increases the chance of cancer. ...  Read Full »

If heroin-positive menses blood is mixed with urine, will drug test be negative?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is currently in recovery from heroin and my husband and I believe she is using it again. We check her UA's at home and mail the findings to a lab. We suspect that she is giving us her friend’s urine. However, I know that today she began her menses and the urine she gav...  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideally, both the urine and blood screens come positive. For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician  Read Full »

I am addicted to masturbation and porn. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old male. I have been masturbating for three to four years. I am too much addicted to this habit and porn. I cannot remember how many times I do it a day. It has ruined my life. I was a topper in studies, with good physical and mental fitness three years ago. But now my...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is not an issue that you can feel comfortable by sharing with someone else. For porn addiction, or any other addiction, please work cyclically. If we want to come out of it, then we need to break the cycle. For example, have a count of how many hours in a day, a...  Read Full »

Please suggest ayurvedic medication for infection resistant to antibiotics.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I was addicted to cold drinks which had been getting me sick (catching a cold) over the past nine years. Doctors treated me with antibiotics such as Amoxicillin, Cloxacillin, Moxifloxacin, Cefpodoxime, Azithromycin, andSporidex which worked very well many ti...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajith Kumar K N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can try the following ayurvedic medicines: OCEM-5 drops (Richfield international) - two drops in a glass of lukewarm water twice a day. Indukantham kashayam - 15 mL+50 mL boiled and cooled water twice a day half hour before food. Haridra Khanda churna - one tea...  Read Full »

I feel dizzy when I work on computer, smartphone or TV. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My problem is that I am really suffering a lot from computer, smartphone, television, etc. They make me feel very dizzy, headache, etc., and these feelings do not disappear until I sleep. After I wake up, I feel like my head is going to explode from headache. But, after some 20 minutes...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your query and happy to assist you today. It is definitely due to the overuse of the gadgets. You have tried all the things that one can combine along with the same routine of usage and exposure. But, you still have some issue. The best next step is abstin...  Read Full »

How can I control the habit of excessive masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old male. I am suffering from excessive masturbation problem for the past three years. I have the habit of masturbation for the past six years. I am worried. I think I need to undergo counseling sessions to control it. Now, I masturbate at least once daily. Without doing ...  Read Full »


Dr. K V Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sex thoughts, sex addiction, masturbation addiction, and porn films addiction come under behavior addiction. Behavioral addiction is a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in a rewarding non-drug-related behavior. Sometimes it is called as a natural re...  Read Full »

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