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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alcohol Abuse Programs (Overview)

Alcohol abuse programs provide services to individuals who struggle to end their dependence on drinking. A well-known alcohol abuse program is Alcoholics Anonymous, an organization of men and women who share their experiences and hope with one another regarding their struggles with alcohol. These programs provide support for individuals to achieve the shared goal to discontinue drinking.


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What is the most successful treatment program for alcohol abuse and drug abuse?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is the most successful treatment program for alcohol abuse and drug abuse?

Addiction: Aa & na groups, also deterrents such as antabuse, (disulfiram) campral, zyban, etc., depending on the type of substances used. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
11 Doctors shared insights

Alcohol Abuse Programs (Overview)

Alcohol abuse programs provide services to individuals who struggle to end their dependence on drinking. A well-known alcohol abuse program is Alcoholics Anonymous, an organization of men and women who share their experiences and hope with one another regarding their struggles with alcohol. These programs provide support for individuals to achieve the shared goal to discontinue drinking.


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Does alcohol abuse change your peronality

Does alcohol abuse change your peronality

IT CAN: Certainly while intoxicated you lose inhibitions and can have a "personality change". Also long term effects of alcohol on mood and physical condition. If you question your alcohol use, then you clearly have an alcohol problem get help there is so much that you can do like aa, medications, detox, therapy, and treatment for depression or anxiety that may underlie the abuse. ...Read more

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How to know if you are prone to alcohol abuse?

How to know if you are prone to alcohol abuse?

Interferes with life: If you are prone to alcohol abuse you will use alcohol despite knowing that there are negative consequences, if you want to drink less but feel that you can't, if you feel guilty for drinking too much, if you drink in the morning to treat hangover symptoms, if you spend more time and money obtaining and using alcohol than doing necessary daily tasks, and if alcohol interferes with work or family. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: alcohol abuse?

What is the definition or description of: alcohol abuse?

Abuse is specific: Abuse is the use of a substance (or doing an activity) that the user knows (or has been told by competent authority) that continued use is dangerous or unhealthful. Addiction is escalation of dose/frequency of use, drug/activity seeking, and not doing daily activities to satisfy use. ...Read more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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What are some of the conditions treated by Alcohol abuse?

What are some of the conditions treated by Alcohol abuse?

Unclear question: Alcohol abuse does not treat any conditions. Alcohol abuse may cause a variety of medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

It can: Make you more at risk for diabetes. Heavy drinking can make you less sensitive to insulin. Also heavy drinking can cause chronic pancreatitis which can cause insulin production problems. So this can add to the risk of developing diabetes. Your genetic make up plays the largest role. But drinking can help speed things up ...Read more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when you cut your nails
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Avoid harsh chemicals
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How are alcohol abuse and dependence different?

How are alcohol abuse and dependence different?

Drinking: Dependence is usually considered that you will have physical withdrawal symptoms if you stop drinking. Dependence and addiction are synonymous. Abuse is frequent or even occasional excessive drinking which is considered more than five drinks within two hours. ...Read more

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What long term effects of alcohol abuse are common?

What long term effects of alcohol abuse are common?

Varied and severe: Long term alcohol abuse has a variety of negative physical and psychological symptoms including vitamin deficiency, liver damage, premature aging, dementia, and chronic sleep deficiency due to inhibition of rem sleep. It is nothing to take lightly, and treatment should be sought as soon as possible to avoid the start of permanent damage. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Can alcohol abuse or over-use lead to appendicitis?

Can alcohol abuse or over-use lead to appendicitis?

Alcohol use&appedici: Alcohol abuse or alcohol use has no relationship with appendicitis. ...Read more

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Is alcohol abuse more common in Europe than in America?

Is alcohol abuse more common in Europe than in America?

Highly variable: There are countries where there is a great deal more alcohol USE by most people (like Italy and France) but fewer people with alcoholism. And there are countries where far more people are abstinent (particularly women) but those who drink are very likely to be alcoholic (slavic countries like Russia and Poland). It varies by ethnic group and culture, as well as societal norms. ...Read more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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Do women face greater health risks from alcohol abuse than men?

Do women face greater health risks from alcohol abuse than men?

No: According to the CDC, US men have higher rates of alcohol abuse and dependence (17% lifetime) than women (8%). Men also have much higher rates of injury and hospitalization related to alcohol. Male drivers are twice as likely to be intoxicated in fatal car accidents than female drivers. Men who commit suicide are more likely than women to have consumed alcohol. ...Read more

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What to do if I have questions about alcohol abuse and denial.?

Ask them, I suppose: Denial is a common defense mechanism when people are engaging in behaviors that are clearly self-destructive. People with all forms of chemical dependency, including alcohol abuse, will engage in denial, minimalization, rationalization, intellectualization, projection and other defense postures to assure themselves that they are right and the rest of the world is wrong. ...Read more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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What's the difference between heavy alcohol abuse and heroin abuse?

OVERDOSE BOTH FATAL: Alcohol is legal for adults over 21 in us and over 18 in many other countries
both are addictive, overdose of both can be fatal. But heroin abuse can cause many medical problems like aids, hepatitis b and c, and is more addictive and dangerous than alcohol
alcohol is served everywhere there are celebrations and in limited quanity may ba beneficial for heart but too much causes liver/heart diseass. ...Read more

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How can doctors help homeless people who have alcohol abuse problems?

How can doctors help homeless people who have alcohol abuse problems?

Ask for help: Unfortunately, treating people who do not want to be treated or do not understand that they have to be treated is almost useless. Working with homeless person requires a team: social services, case management, environment, and only then medications, for which you need a doctor. Have everything in place, and a doctor will become one of the referrals that a person will receive. ...Read more

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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do some form of vigorous exercise everyday
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Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
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Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
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Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

Multiple: Workers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs represent major safety concern at their workplace in that they are usually prone to injuries due to impaired attention and accuracy in performing their job. Also, they create unsafe and disruptive environment for their co-workers due to inadequate behavior and failure to comply with the job code. ...Read more

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Any insights on when does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

Any insights on when does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

Yes: Alcohol becomes abuse when it starts affecting your life negatively:if you having problems at work or showing up late or missing work; if it is making you fight with others or causing problems in your relationship; if you have legal problems from drinking; if you find yourself "sneaking" alcohol or hiding how much you use from other people. ...Read more

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Which types of questions would a drug and alcohol abuse counselor ask a client?

Depends: Generally an evaluation consists of questions about a persons relationship to drug use. This usually involves a good history, patterns, consequences etc. We try to understand what has the person had experienced in all spheres of life and who they are in this and why. ...Read more

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How long do you have to be drinking to cause the affects of chronic alcohol abuse?

How long do you have to be drinking to cause the affects of chronic alcohol abuse?

Addictive Disease: Dr. Nora volkow, head of the natl. Institute for drug abuse describes an addiction as a: brain disease, which causes a person to engage in a behaviors which may lead to dire consequences, the person knows that, but continues the behaviors. It is possible to be addicted to food, gambling, sex, drug or alcohol. Chronic alcohol abuse can adversely affect every organ in the body except kidneys. ...Read more

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Is there specific classes that are needed to become a drug and alcohol abuse counselor?

Is there specific classes that are needed to become a drug and alcohol abuse counselor?

State requirements: Each state has different requirements. In north carolina, where it appears you are, check the following: www. Ncsappb. Org/credentialing/certified-substance-abuse-counselor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can frequent alcohol-abuse consumption for a year and a half cause any major health problems for a young (in 20s) active male?

Can frequent alcohol-abuse consumption for a year and a half cause any major health problems for a young (in 20s) active male?

Maybe: Maybe. Acute gastritis is common from excessive alcohol consumption, for one thing. Too much alcohol does not contribute to good health. Young people often think they're invinsible and believe they can just bounce back from stuff. Such is not always the case. One is liable to make unwise choices while intoxicated. ...Read more

Alcohol Abuse (Definition)

Alcohol abuse is reoccuring use of alcoholic beverages despite their negative consequences. It results in harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work. Often people who abuse alcohol fail to fulfill their responsibilities and can drink in dangerous situations such as when driving, which gets them into legal difficulties. Alcohol abuse can ...Read more


Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to ...Read more