- How do I know if I have a problem with Viagra?
Take our Viagraholics Quiz or read the
Warning Signs of Viagraholism to see if you might have Viagra abuse issues.
- I only use Viagra as prescribed. Can I still have a problem?
If you are using Viagra as prescribed by your doctor for erectile dysfunction, you are probably taking the drug responsibly. However, if you are concerned about your Viagra use, you should take our
Viagra Abuse Quiz to be sure.
- Do I have to stop using Viagra to join Viagraholics Anonymous?
All that you need to join us is the desire to stop using Viagra. However, it is expected that participants will not come to Viagraholics Anonymous meetings under the influence of Viagra.
- Why haven't I heard more about Viagra abuse?
Viagra abuse is severely underreported for two main reasons. First, many men do not seek treatment for Viagra dependency because of the stigma around this problem. Second, information about Viagra dependency has been suppressed by major pharmaceutical companies who fear it may damage sales.
- What kinds of people abuse Viagra?
Viagra abusers come from all walks of life. They are old and young, rich and poor. Some suffer from erectile dysfunction or sexual difficulties, and some do not. However, they all have a compulsive need to use Viagra.
- Is Viagra really addictive?
Although Viagra is not addictive in the physiological sense, Viagra abusers develop a psychological dependency on the drug, which makes it difficult for them to imagine life without it. Viagra-dependent men may take desperate measures to obtain Viagra, may become depressed when deprived of Viagra, and will continue to take Viagra despite negative consequences.
- What about Cialis and Levitra?
Because their effects are similar to Viagra, these drugs have the potential to
be abused in the same way. However, abuse of Cialis and Levitra are currently not as common as Viagra abuse, simply because they have not yet reached Viagra's level of popularity and availability. As the number of Cialis and Levitra users grows, we expect that abuse of these drugs will also become more widespread.
- How does Viagraholics Anonymous help abusers?
We offer support and peer counseling for men who want to give up Viagra for good. Viagra abusers have found recovery through visiting our site, reading Viagraholics Anonymous literature, or attending meetings.
- How do I tell my friend he has a Viagra problem?
The simplest way is to email him the link to the
Viagraholics Anonymous site. We think he'll get the hint.
- Is there a support group for wives and girlfriends of Viagra abusers?
Not yet, although there is interest in beginning one. Several women who are partners of Viagra abusers have told us that they would like to start a support group, but are just too tired out right now. Perhaps once they are able to get some rest, this group will get off the ground.