Supporting an Addict, Physical vs. Psychological Addiction, Marijuana Addiction, & More - MedCircle

Supporting an Addict, Physical vs. Psychological Addiction, Marijuana Addiction, & More

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Rates of addiction are increasing at alarming rates. Nearly 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, yet only 10% of them receive treatment. Getting the right treatment starts with education. So on this week’s Ask the Doctor LIVE, MedCircle Doctor Dr. Domenick Sportelli does a deep-dive into how to handle addictions.

Here are some highlights from this week’s call:

  • When does recreational marijuana become addictive?
  • Can someone get physically addicted to cannabis and is there such thing as “withdrawal” from marijuana?
  • Are there rehabilitation programs for marijuana?
  • I have a friend who is a recently recovered addict. How can I support them in their recovery and celebrate their progress without being patronizing or condescending?
  • As a supporter, how do I appropriately react to the dangerous or reckless behavior of an addict?
  • What are the genetics of alcohol dependence and addiction?
  • Can someone get tested for any of the genetic factors of alcohol addiction?
  • How to keep kids safe in the midst of rising rates of addiction - especially in the midst of the opioid crisis?
  • As someone who works on the front lines of emergency mental health care, what kinds of addiction is Dr. Dom seeing the most?
  • Physical addiction v psychological addiction: what are the differences and how can I spot them?

Dr. Dom provides key advice for handling addictive qualities in yourself, and for ensuring your kids or loved ones avoid addictive behaviors in the future.

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