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I am a recovering alcoholic. What are some things I can do to stop drinking when I have a craving?

I am a recovering alcoholic. What are some things I can do to stop drinking when I have a craving?

Mutual support helps: Are you going to aa meetings? Do you have a sponsor? Do you have a phone list of aa members whom you can call when you have a craving? ...Read more

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Is it possible that a recovering alcoholic ever drink socially again once sober for some years?

Is it possible that a recovering alcoholic ever drink socially again once sober for some years?

Drinking again: Controversial. If it's not broke don't fix it. Evaluate your desire or perceived need to drink. Any level of drinking social or otherwise is some type of modulation of our emotions. Some people withdraw from situations , some people blame themselves for their feelings , some people blame others. Some people escape into activities:video games working, substances. We all do. It's a matter of degree. ...Read more

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I need some answers about current symptoms I am having. I am a recovering alcoholic. I have only been sober for 11 days. I also had a gastric bypass in 2004. I was drinking a 5 liter box of wine a day and prior i was drinking vodka. Within the last 4

I need some answers about current symptoms I am having. I am a recovering alcoholic.  I have only been sober for 11 days.  I also had a gastric bypass in 2004.  I was drinking a 5 liter box of wine a day and prior i was drinking vodka.  Within the last 4

There is no ?: Unfortunately, both in the posting of questions and in our answers, we are limited to the space of a tweet. You need to find a shorter way to express yourself in asking a question. Am glad to hear you are working a program and have had 11 24 hours of sobriety. ...Read more

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Recovering alcoholic, last few days moderate pain lower left, central back, no stomach pain, have fused spine. Pain link to fusion or prior drinking?

Recovering alcoholic, last few days moderate pain lower left, central back, no stomach pain, have fused spine. Pain link to fusion or prior drinking?

Back pain: It is probably from your previous back issues. However, your symptom may also be a harbinger of a more sinister diagnosis. Please see your pcp. ...Read more

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My husband had his right kidney removed over 2 months ago, can he have an occasional alcoholic drink every now and then?

My husband had his right kidney removed over 2 months ago, can he have an occasional alcoholic drink every now and then?

His choice: If your husband drinks alcohol, it is best to do it in moderation. As acute and chronic alcohol consumption can interfere with kidney function indirectly as a consequence of liver disease. This means that drinking should not get him intoxicated, or drunk, and that he has no more than 2 drinks per day. A drink should be defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1½ ounces of liquor. ...Read more

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Headache has soon as someone wakes up. What's the reason and best way to subdue the headache? Does not drink alcoholic beverages! infrequently happens

Headache has soon as someone wakes up. What's the reason and best way to subdue the headache? Does not drink alcoholic beverages! infrequently happens

Perhaps migraine: But other possible causes such as neck, TMJ with bruxism, dentition, hypertension, thyroid issues. Might try a preventative approach, but see a dentist and possible headache specialist also. ...Read more

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As a recovering alcoholic is it a good idea to date a drinker?

Hmmmm.: If you are in aa, this is a good question for your sponsor, if newly sober, less than a year, no, but really should not be dating then either. If you are very stable in your recovery and this person has no inclination of a drinking problem them self, then maybe. Really need to be crystal clear on your motifs with this one. Concerns, could be trigger and trying to save other if they have a problem. ...Read more

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Low fat alcoholic drink?

Low fat alcoholic drink?

Moderation is the : Key. Alcohol can affect liver function and fatty foods can elevate cholesterol and triglycerides. Alcohol may cause stomach irritation. Have a regular check up with your dr to be sure that your body functions are ok and stable ...Read more

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Can I have an alcoholic drink if I have gastritis?

Can I have an alcoholic  drink if I have gastritis?

No : And if your doctor didn't ask you about how much you drink, or you didn't offer that you do drink, let me then be the first to tell you - no. When someone with gastritis asks me if they can drink, i can safely assume that the gastritis is either being caused by, or contributed to, by excessive drinking. I strongly suggest you discuss your drinking in depth with your doctor or a therapist. ...Read more

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What is the best alcoholic drink for someone on a diet?

What is the best alcoholic drink for someone on a diet?

NONE: Know this:all alcohol is sugar.It is a complex carbohydrate that has at least 100 calories per gram.Now that said;some beers brag that they have only "68" calories per can, and"lite" beers are often 100 calories.Give me my 1 oz of vodka over ice for more "bang for my calorie". ...Read more

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