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Doctor insights on: 10 Ways Alcohol Can Make A Persons Life Unmanageable

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What are the best ways to stop codeine and alcohol dependency?

What are the best ways to stop codeine and alcohol dependency?

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

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What're ways to reduce alcohol consumption?

What're ways to reduce alcohol consumption?

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

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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.

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

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Have researchers discovered some ways i can make withdrawal from alcohol easier?

Yes: Work with an addiction medicine specialist. The husband of one of my patients died due to untreated alcohol withdrawal. Get professional help - you will feel more comfortable and won't put your life at risk. ...Read more

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What number of years does alcohol and cocaine shorten your life?

What number of years does alcohol and cocaine shorten your life?

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

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Need expert help here. What are the life threatening problems of alcohol?

Need expert help here. What are the life threatening problems of alcohol?

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

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Is it ever that a alcoholic person be cured, to live a better life and leave alcohol?

Sobriety : If an individual is alcoholic they don't become "cured" of their alcohol dependence. However, they can maintain sobriety and work continued recovery programs. Alcoholics anonymous is a 12 step program that forms a solid base for recovery. ...Read more

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Alcohol. Helped anxiety most of my life and beta bickers years ago didn't work so what do I do??

Alcohol. Helped anxiety most of my life and beta bickers years ago didn't work so what do I do??

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 more

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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?

Get a support : system. Are you involved with Alcoholics Anonymous? Do you have a sponsor? Do you need to be medically detoxified? Help is available. Be well. ...Read more

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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

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