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Set limits.: If this is someone you care about - tough love. It can be painful to love someone with a severe addiction. Tough love can help you to keep your sanity. Encourage the addict to attend alcoholics anonymous. Recommend that you attend alanon so that you can learn ways to cope and to keep your head above water. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some self improvement techniques that a drug/alcohol addict can try on his own to overcome addiction? Without rehab
Alcohol and Drugs: I commend you for wanting to be sober and drug free. Be honest with yourself: what Alcohol and Drugs (Marijuana, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Narcotics) have done to your Emotional, Intellectual, Physical, Social, Financial and Spiritual health. Do not be victim of your impulse, urge and cravings to use Alcohol and Drugs. Attend AA and NA Meetings, have a Sponsor See Psychiatrist for Therapy, Relaxation ...Read more
DT: May depend upon ammount and duration of consumption. Nothing significant may happen........If already loaded during the day before. ...Read more
Unlikely: If someone was abusing alcohol and pot because they had an underlying disorder that Seroquel (quetiapine) could treat, like bipolar disorder, other thought disorders (like schizophrenia), then perhaps it could help them, but not without a counseling program and making changes in one's life that are almost always necessary to achieve recovery. It has LOTS of side effects, and should not be used for anxiety only ...Read more
I was a drug addict while being a teenager now I feel this need to always cobsume everything food alcohol buying things etc.. How can I treat this?
Generalized baehavio: Tendency to want to have "all or none" and having difficulties with self control can color the personality traits in someone with addiction problems, impulse control is another trait that is associated with that. Psychotherapy and medication can help, provided the person is motivated to change and make progress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emotionally disturbed addict. I'm a recovering alcohol, crack, heroin and Valium addict, how to cope?
You need support: Few people, if anyone, can recover all on their own. There are self-help groups like aa/na and others, formal therapy groups that use cognitive behavioral therapy, individual psychotherapies and family/couples therapies. Work on improving health with diet and exercise, and develop other fulfilling activities and hobbies, religious and/or meditative practices. Treat underlying psychiatric problem. ...Read more
In 2 years i shifted from a drug addict and alcoholic to a healthy strong bodybuilder who east healthy. getting married tomorrow,okey to drink alcohol?
Cutting down is hard: For someone with alcohol dependence or alcoholism cutting down is likely harder than stopping completely and usually does not work well. People without drinking problems rarely would ever even think they need to cut down. Sometimes they may be able, but most recovering alcoholics will tell you they tried again and again and could not succeed, the craving was to strong after the first drink. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer