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I drink beer daily, I am able to go to work, but my body tends too hurt, I am an x drug addict, what can I do about my alcoholism, os there a cure?
Addiction Medicine +: Please consider seeing an addiction medicine doctor, as there are some medications which can decrease craving for alcohol. This is only part of the process though, as you must also learn different ways of dealing with life than drinking alcohol. Many have benefited from alcoholics anonymous, working the program, and having a sponsor. http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more
Course of addiction : Typically drug addicts use drugs because of the way it makes them feel. Drugs of abuse are fast acting, hit the reward center of the brain and are thus reinforcing. As tolerance for the drug's effects develop, people take more of the drug in hope of obtaining the same high feeling. Physical dependence occurs and the drug is taken no longer to get high but to try to feel normal & avoid withdrawal. ...Read more
Other options : In-patient (hospitalization / detox) is one safe option. Certain types of addictions, such as to alcohol and benzodiazepines, can be lethal and prison can not handle these.The far majority of doctors and scientists today believe that addiction is a medical problem as well as a social one. Both parts have to be addressed simultaneously and neither hospital (short-term ok) nor prison are conducive. ...Read more
Drug Rehab & The Law: In some states and jurisdiction the court may have the vested power to order a person to enter a drug rehab. Alternatives may be available. But if ordered into a rehab, look at it as a blessing; it may your best means of gaining yourself back. ...Read more
None: No drug, OTC or otherwise is 100% safe. Do not take any unless you have a health need for one. Discuss all your medications, OTC, herbals, nutritional supplements etc with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Some of them: become solid citizens, become doctors, lawyers, judges, politicians, business executives, housewives, truck drivers and everything else under the sun, and resume the productive lives they had before their addictions. Others continue with other kinds of addictive behaviors, or just continue being the same kind of human beings, but without the drug ("dry drunks.") ...Read more
Talk to your doc!: 15mg? Not 1.5mg? That's a pretty good size dose! regardless, talk to your prescribing physician and tell him/her what you just wrote - that you want to quit. You'll need to taper off slowly to avoid withdrawal (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/benzodiazepine_withdrawal_syndrome) which can be life-threatening if not deadly. So work w/your doc to taper off. You might need something else temporarily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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