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Get treatment!: If your borderline personality d/o is getting you into trouble with the police, it's definitely time to get into treatment. You may need both alcohol/substance abuse treatment and therapy for your personality issues. Please see a psychiatrist and/or psychologist experienced in working with these problems. Dialectical behavioral therapy is one approach that can help with emotional storms, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: This region of the world contains dozens of ethnic groups some of which have a lower incidence of alcoholism because of religious prohibitions. The best way to assess your own risk is to look at your immediate family history. If you are from a long line of alcholics, you are definitely at greater risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Great question : There are many stages of alcohol use. When someone is an alcoholic, they drink despite serious side effects and may go into withdrawal if they don't have it. As a screening, I use cage questions: have you felt the need to cut down, annoyed by comments on your drinking, guilt over drinking and do you have a drink when you wake as an eye opener. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good question: Can you be fired for having a disease. They answer would be no, you can't, that discrimination. Can you be fired for your behavior, absolutely. Alcoholism is a disease, yet many alcoholics have done horrific things, they have killed people while driving drunk, there are consequences for this. Having alcoholism explains a lot of bad behavior, however it does not excuse it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, absolutely: Why else would people be hanging out in those rooms for over 70 years, it works without a doubt. It takes a lot of work though, 1-2 meeting is not a cure. People who listen to others go to lots of meeting, 90 in 90 days, do the steps and get a sponsor have amazing results. Its not the only answer and others find excellent recovery in other ways this is true, but it does work. Its also free! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: I see lots of questions with people asking if there race or ethnicity increases there alcohol or drug addiction risk. Best answer is to variable to say. Family history is a much better predictor of addiction risk, parents, siblings, grandparents aunts and uncles. And your own health history, history of mental illness, trauma, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : Family history is a strong predictor but there is a higher incidence in american indian hispanic.. Modifiers are the presence of alleles in aldehyde dehydrogenase conferring some groups the inability to break down alcohol and thus getting flushing etc, this means less likely to be alcohol dependent .Other factors environment etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Definitly: Many people that have one addiction can be more vulnerable to other addictions either at the same time or down the road. All drugs of abuse cause a surge in Dopamine levels, this is what feeds an addiction so if one substance is removed another can come in, cause Dopamine to surge and drive the new behavior, be careful, have healthy support to boost dopamine, friends, family, exercise, meetings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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