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how can i support someone who abuses alochol?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Take care of YOU: This may sound counterintuitive, but the best thing is to take care of your own behavior first. Some people equate "helping" with trying to control the alcoholic's behavior, or his/her access to alcohol. This can lead to over-focus on what the alcoholic is doing. Attending al-anon, the group for families and friends of alcoholics, can help you balance this. http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/.

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Is beer or wine better to drink than hard liquor?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Alcohol is alcohol: As far as calories go, blood levels, getting drunk, potential damage to organs, risk for breast cancer, a drink is a drink (see my other answer for that). Speed of intake affects how much alcohol is absorbed, and blood levels, whether you nurse a beer, glass of wine, or mixed drink. Trace vits, minerals, toxins, antiox minimal effects on health. All may increase good cholesterol somewhat.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I stop nightly booze cravings?

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Dr. Ashok Mehta
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Psychiatrist: Talk to a psychiatrist or psychologist as to why you need to booze every night. Always try to find the cause, then only you can treat a condition.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What diseases can you get from being drug and alochol addict at different times?

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
My God !!!!: Generally every lingering piece of just about any! specifically, hiv, hepatitis b, c are currently favorites for life ruination.I prefer malaria, dengue, strep red lake, ungallant fever, diphyllobothrium datum & lumbricoses (don't ask, you don't want to know). Or a touch of ebola. Loa loa creeps across your eye. Scarred liver----so get help.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Which is more likely give you cirrohsis, beer or hard liquor?

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Beer: Depends on time consumed , probably both.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Introvert coping techniques for big party besides boozing it up?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Party game: Hey, introverts like parties too! they just don't participate in the same way as extraverts do. Perhaps what you're concerned about is anxiety. If so, here's a quick tip: you can't feel anxious unless you're thinking about yourself. So, think of your focus or attention as a hot potato. As long as you keep it on someone else you won't get burned.

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