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Binge Drinking Once A Week
It can be just as bad if not worse then drinking a six-pack a day. It's alcohol abuse either way. Both can lead to cirrhosis, dementia, increase risk for various cancers, increase risk for gastrointestinal bleeding, depression, high blood pressure. On and on.
It's alcoholism no matter how you slice it. You should get help before it's too late. ...Read more
Binging: Over extended period of time, neurotoxicity likely. ...Read more
He needs help: Before going down the path of starting a family, your husband needs to seek help for problem drinking. While I know nothing about your situation, given what you have said, conception seems like a bad idea until he has sought help. ...Read more
I didn't find out I was prego until 15 weeks. I was binge drinking/moderately drinking that whole time. US says baby is ok. Would the us show prob?
No: Fetal alcohol effect reflects a dose related intensity of findings. The original FAS description from France in the 50's came from alcoholics, many of whom died of alcohol related pbs within a year of giving birth. Although no level of alcohol can be considered totally safe, moms have been in your position & had normal outcome. An ultrasound might show some issues, but not all. ...Read more
I spent 3 days binge drinking this week and barely eating I woke up shaking like mad I think I might have hit my head while drinking?
Alcohol withdrawal. It will take a few days for the levels of your blood, fluids, to stabilize. It is also important to note that continuation of this reckless behavior can lead to irreversible consequences. To your Mental Health.
May I suggest seeking help from substance abuse counselor or Mental health practitioner help identify why your engaging in tis sort of behavior. ...Read more
Can lack of water and food give me fever and make my body heat up and binge drinking only 3 times this week?
How big of a difference can binge drinking make on a man's sperm count. I'm talking 4-7 days a week. Drinking at least 18 beers each day.
Returned from a week of binge drinking & had a blood test done next day GGT 275 & HBsAb 2.0 Is alcohol the reason and is my liver damaged?
Let's sober up!: Truth be told, Ms. Deb, I'm glad you wrote. You're liver's not happy about that alcohol, and is hurting, but nothing that won't heal with sobriety. The HBsAb just means you're immune, perhaps immunized. My sense is that you already regret the binge drinking, and realize that the real danger is to your life, your brain, your career, and your relationships with those who love you. Let us help you. ...Read more
Depression: Alcoholism is known to cause depression and anxiety among other problems. Not much good to say about alcoholism in any form. Increases risk for high-blood pressure, certain cancers, sleep apnea, heart disease, etc. You need to get help. Reach out to someone. Http://rethinkingdrinking. Niaaa. Nih. Gov/. ...Read more
Binge drinking: "according to the national institute on alcohol abuse & alcoholism binge drinking is defined as a pattern of alcohol consumption that brings the blood alcohol concentration (bac) level to 0.08% or more. This pattern of drinking usually corresponds to 5 or more drinks on a single occasion for men or 4 or more drinks on a single occasion for women, generally within about 2 hours." http://www. Cdc. Gov. ...Read more
Too many drinks: Binge drinking could look like a six pack or case of beer, a bottle of wine or a fifth of liquor in one night. There may be less conservative cut off points or more generous allowances by some clinicians although these specified in my opinion are generous. For health maintenance, I would suggest no more than 2 or 3 beers, a glass or two of wine, or one shot glass of hard liquor. Stay safe! ...Read more
Alcoholism: Binge drinking is often one of the most difficult forms of alcohol abuse to treat. The person often doesn't crave alcohol in between episodes and there can be weeks in between but their weakness is that once they start drinking they cannot stop until he either black out or pass out in many cases. The risks are significant. Alcohol poisoning, car accidents, physical fights other activities that are not remembered the next day have landed many people in jail, some for life as a result of binge drinking. Fortunately, for those who cannot control it, there are treatment options. Medicinal treatment options include campral, daily naltrexone, and monthly injections called vivitrol. Alcohol counseling and psychotherapy and treatment of any accompanying psychiatric condition should also be undertaken. Any physical diseases occurring at the same time should also be addressed. Best wishes. ...Read more
Boozing/binging: Both are toxic, but more immediate toxicity with heavy drinking over short period (binging). ...Read more
Brain Damage: Each time you get a "buzz, " you are killing brain cells. In addition, being drunk causes impaired judgment. This can lead to many bad situations. ...Read more
Always: Any thing taken in excess is the source of problem. When somebody binge drinks he /she run the risk of having legal, social, relation, financial, professional problems. As the experts advise, every thing in moderation..... ...Read more
Med eval: Specific damage from binge drinking would need to be medically assessed. ...Read more
Binge Drinking: The thoughtful part of a teen's brain is not fully developed, combine that fact with family difficulties and peer pressure and you have a complex combination that can lead to risky behavior. Best. ...Read more
Memory loss: The most serious medical consequences which can occur as a result of binge drinking are neurological. One can have potentially fatal seizures during the withdrawal phase. If one is not adequately nourished, the areas of the brain involved in memory formation may be damaged permanently (wernicke korsakoff syndrome). Of course there are social consequences, like relationship or legal problems, too! ...Read more
Multiple: Binge drinking is considered alcoholism. There are many harmful consequences of excessive drinking. Liver failure is an obvious one. But it can also cause cardiac rhthym disorders (such as atrial fibrillation, a.K.A "holiday heart"). It can cause hypertension, depression, erectile dysfunction, insomnia & increases risk for certain cancers. Bottom line is alcoholism of any form is harmful. ...Read more
Been binge drinking for 2 months after quitting for five years 8-10 veers a day and 15-20 on some days I want to quit. Withdraws going to be a issue?
Yes: You need a detox center to quit. Call and get admitted to one and let them handle you quitting ...Read more
Social Norming ; MI: Many student binge drinkers think everyone drinks until they black out. Provide data and highlight that outside their social circle many of their peers drink less, in moderation, etc. Learn about motivational interviewing techniques to help connect w/ students on this topic and work with their resistance. ...Read more
Yes: Different types of psychological therapy can indeed be used to help binge drinking symptoms decrease. Also, 12 step programs if run effectively, in addition to therapy can be very helpful. ...Read more