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10 Ways Alcohol Can Make A Persons Life Unmanageable
Depends: Speak with your primary care physician, a referral to an addictionologist may be necessary. Consider na and aa as local resources as well. ...Read more
Reduce alcohol use:: Start with a non-alcoholic drink, delay the 1st alcoholic drink & increase the delay, measure your drinks, limit to 1/hr, drink slowly, be aware of each drink, alternate alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks, eat before & during drinking, rally support of friends, learn your triggers for excessive drinking & modify/avoid them, fill your life with natural highs, & measure your progress. ...Read more
I love to have alcohol and now I am facing memory issues besides having a fatty liver. Please suggest some ways to improvise my memory.
Alcoholic Thinking: The longer you go without a drink the better your brain will function. The liver will heal and the excess ammonia that is clouding your brain function that the liver cannot clear will improve. Most people, however cannot stop drinking on their own. If you have any difficulties then there are programs of recovery that can help create this needed miracle. ...Read more
For alcohol it is: estimated to be 10-15 years, but I cannot find good statistics on cocaine. However, I suspect that for chronic long-term users of cocaine, it shaves even more time off ones life, because it is highly associated with heart attack, heart arrhythmias with sudden death, stroke and other debilitating side effects. I would guess that if alcohol is 10-15 years, Cocaine probably 15-20. ...Read more
Who needs an expert?: You don't need a doctoral-level expert to list murder (a factor in the majority), suicide (a factor in maybe half), liver failure (a really nasty way to go), auto wrecks, household accidents, Wernicke-Korsakoff (imagine not being able to move your eyes ever again), pancreatitis (survivors get severe pain for decades), child abuse, ruptured esophagus from the heaves ... More. Don't abuse it. ...Read more
Time 4 New Approach?: #1) It really helps to work with a mental health clinician like a clinical psychologist who has specific training/expertise in treatment of anxiety disorders. #2) it's vital to understand what anxiety is, how it ticks so you can take back you life from anxiety when it interferes w/ your ability to function. Consider researching anxiety & effective treatments: http://www.anxietybc.org ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i'm afraid to begin my first day without alcohol in my life but my biggest motivation to free from alcohol?
After two months sober post acute withdrawl still seems to be getting worse. When does this peak and how long until i can live a normal life? Alcohol
See your doctor: post-acute withdrawal symptoms can last for several months, but should be getting better rather than worse. Often people who drink are 'covering up' other psychological and psychiatric problems, and in the absence of alcohol these can then express themselves - anxiety, depression, PTSD and others. Your doctor can refer you to a psychiatrist to discuss. Also need regular exercise, good nutrition. ...Read more
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