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What should I do with an alcohol addict?

What should I do with an alcohol addict?

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 more

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What are some self improvement techniques that a drug/alcohol addict can try on his own to overcome addiction? Without rehab

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

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What is the worst that can happen with having a night without alcohol for an addict?

What is the worst that can happen with having a night without alcohol for an addict?

DT: May depend upon ammount and duration of consumption. Nothing significant may happen........If already loaded during the day before. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can seroquel (quetiapine) help an addict quit alcohol and pot?

Help plz! Can seroquel (quetiapine) help an addict quit alcohol and pot?

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

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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?

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 more

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Emotionally disturbed addict. I'm a recovering alcohol, crack, heroin and Valium addict, how to cope?

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

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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?

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?

No way: The folks I see that do best are in 12 step programs, change their thinking, and don't drink anything w/alcohol. Enjoy your freedom. If you start drinking again you may destroy all you have worked so hard to build up. Peace and good health. Wedding blessings. ...Read more

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Does alcohol increase fats?

Does alcohol increase fats?

Alcohol: Alcohol calories are usually carbohydrates. But these are unneeded and not nutritional carbohydrates. So, when the liver sees this much sugar they make triglycerides, or fat storage molecules. Thus this sugar is made into fats that can be dangerous. ...Read more

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How can I cut down on alcohol?

How can I cut down on 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 more

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What are the effects of alcohol?

What are the effects of alcohol?

Short/long effects: If someone drinks alcohol short-term health effects, can be hangover, slurred speech, drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach and headaches.High blood pressure, stroke, and other heart-related diseases. Long term effects include liver disease, nerve damage, sexual problems, permanent damage to the brain.Unintentional injuries car crash, falls, burns, drowning ...Read more

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