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Aa Sobriety Chip Holders
The very best: (1) Begin dating non-drinkers. (2) Take up skydiving. There is no alcohol until the sun sets, and everywhere that I've ever jumped, there's a group of AA types. (3) Express gratitude to the people who helped you quit, and talk about how your life is better. If you owe any apologies, make them -- it'll be "good pain". ...Read more
How many years of sobriety should a recovering alcoholic have before working in a place that sells liquor?
No right answer: For some people it is never, and for others it can be immediate. I have known people enter recovery who were working as bartenders, while continuing to work. For most people, the first 3 years are critical at dealing with relapse triggers (like being around alcohol or being around drinking), and i advise my patients to avoid triggers for at least one year when possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes i was wondering why your stool is a green color for 2 days now haven't ate enything green i also am a recovering addict with 6 mounths sobriety
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Waiting for a liver trans.After years of sobriety need to ask dr. For pain-meds, no prior pharms but know i need something strong, ? How do I proceed
Type of pain: Talk to your doctor about the type of pain you're having. There are anti-inflammatories, narcotics, pain medicines that are specific for nerve pain. Some of these may be safe in somebody with liver disease, and some aren't, but knowing the type of pain will help guide your doctor in suggesting the best medicine. ...Read more
My sobriety is my number one thing, i give myself credit for not drinking but I smoke a joint a day no cravings. Do you feel it has no medical value?
I might be persuaded: to admit that there could be some calming or tranquilizing value in a marijuana cigarette. But the smoking part DOES carry some risk. Since you are so committed to your sobriety, I think it would be the wisest choice to develop other, non-chemical strategies to promote relaxation and tranquility: yoga, meditation, a hot bath. Congratulations on moving in the right direction. Stay well:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ashamed after 12 years of sobriety i alcohol binged due to chronic pain for 7 months. What is the damage. I have not had a drink for 2 months.
Shame and addiction: Welcome back to the program. It us shame that the disease uses to keep addicts out of the solution. Assuming you have damaged your body somehow is another tool your disease wants to use to keep you isolated. If you haven't gone back to a meeting please do so today. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have cirrhosis of the liver and what do you suggest if I have had 6 months sobriety and i relapsed for new years, is my doctor?
Binge drinking heavily for about 7 years with on off sobriety never lasting more than 3 months. 3 seizure in the past and curious how long the danger ?
It's your choice: Your seizures are likely secondary to your alcohol abuse, and you may well have permanent risk. You do NOT list your meds but hope you are taken anti-seizure meds. Best bet is to join AA, attend meetings and follow program to the letter. Avoid alcohol, or otherwise, expect more problems including liver failure. Until you decide, at least take Thiamine 50 mg daily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long will it take to feel better after quitting meth? It's hard to maintain sobriety when i feel so unhappy&lethargic. Antidepressants aren't help
Rehab: You need proper assesment to find out right medication let professional decide you need to be six months clean to have proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Can hepatits b be caused by chronic alcohol abuse, and is there a cure for it? I am a recovering alcoholic, sober for 12 years.No history of heavy drug use, no needles whatsoever.Quite a past in the sex department, although only 3 partners in sobriety(12
I : I added a link below from the center of disease control that may answer all of your questions in depth. To summarize: you can only catch hepatitis b from: - birth - mom to baby transmission - sharing needles with an infected person - having sex with an infected person - being in direct contact with the blood or open sores of an infected person - sharing a tooth brush or razor with an infected person (because of bleeding with those 2 activities) you cannot catch hepatitis b through breastfeeding, drinking, saliva, sharing utensils, hugging, kissing, touching, coughing or sneezing. 6-10% of adults with hepatitis b go on to have chronic hepatitis b (that means in 90-94% of people, it just goes away). 15-25% of people with chronic hepatitis b will go on to have liver disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a hormonal side effect of sobriety from alcohol & opiates cause amenorrhea? Can the stress from getting sober make my brain stop sending hormones?
Many options: You may have several options to repair a lateral incisor, but first x-rays should be taken and an examination needs to be done to determine vitality of the nerve, gum/bone support around the tooth, strength of the enamel and how much of the tooth is chipped/broken. Depending upon the findings, you may be able to have it smoothed down, built up with acrylic, veneer, crown, etc. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
See your dentist: Depending on the cause & size of the chip, you might need something as simple a quick tooth smoothing (if very small chip of the biting edge) all the way up to a root canal treatment & crown or extraction (if the tooth chip occurred due to significant decay or if the tooth has a major fracture making the tooth unrestorable). See your dentist for an evaluation and treatment for your exact problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Depending on location and extent, simply smoothing the area may be all you need. Have it evaluated, because seemingly small chips can actually be due to decay in the area which has weakened the enamel. It's always easier to deal with problems early and when they are small. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chipped tooth: A chipped tooth can often times be repaired with simple composite tooth bonding restoration. This is predictable, durable and less invasive treatment. It is important to preserve as much tooth structure as possible. Call a dentist for consultation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers