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I have an addiction to alcohol. What could happen?

I have an addiction to alcohol. What could happen?

Nothing good: Talk to a substance abuse counselor. If a.A. Helps, go. If it doesn't there are other options. People with alcohol addiction get more medical problems, die younger and kill people on the road. If you're asking the question here, it's time to talk to a pro about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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My uncle is trying to quite drinking but, he has an addiction to alcohol. What should he do?

My uncle is trying to quite drinking but, he has an addiction to alcohol. What should he do?

Needs medical help: To quit drinking alcohol because withdrawal can be deadly without it. He will need to consult with a physician experienced with addiction. Once he is safely detoxed, he can attend aa meetings, enroll in an outpatient addiction program, or admit himself to residential treatment to learn about his disease and ways to manage it. Therapy can also help. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How can I prevent forming a physical addiction to alcohol?

How can I prevent forming a physical addiction to alcohol?

Don't Drink: The absolute best way is to not drink it; you could also drink it ocaissionally and not let yourself become inebriated; that should help. ...Read more

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How much drinking leads to a physical addiction to alcohol?

Alcohol: That depends on your tolerance, any withdrawal symptoms or changes in daily functioning or amounts consumed daily. ...Read more

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How can I help my friends to quit their drug addiction and alcohol problem?

How can I help my friends to quit their drug addiction and alcohol problem?

It's. Their problem: U can't do it 4 them--help is available but they have to see the need-- try not 2 emable--let them take the consequences of their addictions. ...Read more

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How to know if some of us are prone to drug addiction and alcohol dependence?

How to know if some of us are prone to drug addiction and alcohol dependence?

Drug and alcohol : Addictions tend to have a strong hereditary component as well as a learned behavior. If you have grown up in a family that has a tendency to have drug and alcohol problems be cautious and pay attention to your drinking. ...Read more

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Are some of us more prone than others to drug addiction and alcohol dependence?

Are some of us more prone than others to drug addiction and alcohol dependence?

Prone to drugs?: The same gene makes you prone to both drugs and alcohol. Kids of alcoholic, even if they do not become alcoholic, has the same gene their parents have, and can digest massive amount of booze while their friends can only take a limited amount. Cannot be alcoholic if no posession of genes that allow presence of massive amount of enzymes to digest big quantity of alcohol. Same with drugs! ...Read more

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Where are the auricular acupuncture points for addiction to alcohol, smoking, and opioids?

Where are the auricular acupuncture points for addiction to alcohol, smoking, and opioids?

Protocols: Nada protocol: shen men, autonomic point, kidney pt, liver pt and lung pt. Tobacco cessation: shen men, kidney pt, point zerio, lung pt and nicotine point. Some protocols can vary. This should only be performed by a trained acupuncturist. ...Read more

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