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Yes: The new fourth-generation tests, done on blood, are conclusive. I hope, Mark, that you'll feel safe, and that you'll be able to laugh off what happened to you rather than consider yourself permanently injured. Everybody who experiments with alcohol has some tragicomic experiences. I hope that an older, wiser you finds real love and can smile about things that happened growing up. Cheers. ...Read more
Is there any way to prevent alcohol blackouts? I used to be able to drink a lot and now I don't even feel drunk anymore without blacking out
Yes there is.: DON'T DRINK to excess!!!!! Blackouts are an indication that you are drinking more than is healthy, and if you cannot moderate your drinking, it is an even greater indication that you have developed an alcohol use disorder, aka alcoholism. Blackouts are associated with the possibility of later permanent damage to your memory, as well as increasing the chance of accidents&unwanted sexual activity. ...Read more
I used to blackout every time I would drink but I recently got prescribed 20mg of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and it allows me to get drunk without blacking out. Why?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a: stimulant and alcohol is a depressant. Your brain and body will get mixed up when used together. This is very dangerous. Here's a link http://alcohol. Addictionblog. Org/adderall-and-alcohol-what-happens-when-you-mix-them/ Also, blackouts from drinking a sign of alcohol onset. Please be careful. Talk w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Alcohol causes: Intoxication (or drunkenness) when ingested (usually by mouth, although can be absorbed rectally, etc). intoxication results primarily from alcohol's effects on GABA receptors in the brain, which leads to disinhibition, poor judgement, slow reaction time, and other signs typically associated with intoxication. Affects of alcohol on dopamine cause euphoria associated with drunkenness. ...Read more
Don't understand?: Detoxification is the process of helping people who are dependent on alcohol (or other drugs) get their body back to normal after stopping the drug. Most people who enter "detox" programs are under the influence of their drug, although some will enter after they begin to experience withdrawal - shakes, sweating, anxiety etc. The presence of absence of intoxication doesn't change length of detox. ...Read more
They don't always: Most people do not either increase or decrease their respiratory rate with mild to moderate intoxication, and with severe intoxication their breathing may actually slow down. If respirations are rapid, it may be due to alcoholic ketoacidosis, a metabolic disturbance caused by alcohol that causes the body to hyperventillate to get rid of carbon dioxide and compensate for acidosis. ...Read more
Bad versus Good:
We do not use words like bad or good in medicine in general. Is something 'healthy' or not is the real question.
I would think that regrets are going to be higher is you get a tattoo when drunk than when you are sober.
The only other health concern would be alcohol makes blood thinner and you may bleed or bruise easier. ...Read more
Once can kill:
Severe binge drinking can kill. Alcohol toxicity can cause a person to stop breathing, aspiration of vomit into lungs. Not commom but can happen.
. With that said many persons especially with alcohol problems have been drunk hundreds of times and are not dead. Lucky yes but not dead,
other ways to die drunk, accidents, especially motor vehicle while intoxicated. ...Read more
Being drunk: Alcohol is a substance that disinhibits you -- meaning you just respond without thinking. The first drink or so may relax you, but getting drunk allows other impulses to come up and not be run through our usual brain cortex before acting upon them. Depending on who you're with and what you're saying to them (or them to you) this can be dangerous. ...Read more
No: Excessive drinking to the point of passing out is an omnious sign. You need evaluation for other medical problems. If it is entirely due to alcohol, you need alcohol abuse treatment. Aa may help. ...Read more
Not medical terms:
These are not medical terms for intoxication from a substance, intoxication is a set of symptoms of acute effects from any mind altering substance be it alcohol or "drugs"
in every day usage however, being drunk usually refers to drinking too much alcohol, and being high refers to effects of just about every other substance ex. Marijuna, cocaine, heroin, etc. ...Read more
Drinking water: Everyone should drink 4 liters or more each day....Your kidneys will love you and so will your skin and more. ...Read more
An App For That: The following apps that focus on drunk driving prevention are available at the apple app store: r u drunk, drunk driving detector, the drunk tester, breathalyzer 5000, can I drive yet?, blood alcohol content calculator, dui test - highway's finest, too drunk. There are many others. The important message here is do not drink and drive. ...Read more
Most states: In most states the legal limit is 0.08 mg/dl including GA. (0.02 if you are under 21 years of age). So legally over the limit but not twice. ...Read more
I think you have: Been watching too many Hebrew National commercials, regarding the work of a "higher power." Alcohol is alcohol, whatever the product it is in. If you consume too much, you will get intoxicated. The vehicle plays some role, because it is harder to consume more alcohol in less concentrated forms like beer/wine than in distilled spirits, like whisky/vodka, but if you take it in, it will get you drunk ...Read more
Can become dependent: And if you go through sudden withdrawal you can die. ...Read more
It is complicated: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. As the alcohol enters your blood stream, the part of your brain that controls social interactions is suppressed and you may feel giddy and more talkative. As the process continues with further drinking, other more critical brain functions become supressed which eventually can lead to unconsciousness and suspension of respirations and death. ...Read more
Sic the cat on him: Seriously, if your husband gets drunk on a regular basis, it is likely he has the disease of alcoholism. It is unlikely to get better without professional help, but people with the disease are highly resistant to suggestions that they have a problem and remain in denial. Suggest family counseling, consider going to Alanon (for YOU, not for him) and get information about dealing with your issues. ...Read more
Male? Female?: According to mayo clinic, in a temperate climate a man’s adequate intake (ai) is about 3 liters of water per day ; a woman’s about 2.2 liters. However more fluid is needed if you are exercising, losing fluid through illness or in a hot climate. So, if you drank 3 liters of water per day - that may be a healthy intake. ...Read more
Scared of what?: You might get a stomach ache from drinking that much milk, and if you are lactose intolerant you could get a lot of belching and gas, and maybe some abdominal cramping, but not much else. The fat and cholesterol isn't healthy for you, but it is not going to otherwise do any harm, especially if you are NOT lactose intolerant. If this is an unreasonable fear, talk to your doctor re: seeing counselor ...Read more
Don't understand?: How could a person feel, or how DO they feel? And high and drunk aren't the same thing. When people are intoxicated on alcohol or sedatives (like xanax, (alprazolam) barbiturates etc.) they are disinhiibted, so it depends on what is underneath. If angry, then that will come out, if sad - they will get sadder, if happy - they get giddy and stupid. High is different for opiates, Cocaine or weed, depends on drug ...Read more