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Does tough love work with an alcoholic?

Not always: Nothing works in every situation. Many experts indicate that an alcoholic must "hit bottom" or have nothing else to lose before they are willing to seek help. There may come a time when family and friends have done all they can and have to sever ties with the alcoholic to prevent themselves from being harmed. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a loved one is an alcoholic?

How can I tell if a loved one is an alcoholic?

Daily drinking: If a person feels a need to drink daily, that is a signal that there is a problem. The cage questioneer can also help. Do they feel a need to cut down on their drinking? Are they annoyed when you say they drink too much? Do they ever feel guilty about their drinking? Have they used an eye opener drink in the morning? Answering yes to one or more of these may indicate a problem. ...Read more

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Do the twelve steps of recovery work for alcoholics?

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 more

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Which is the name of the support group for loved ones of alcoholics?

Al-Anon: They're helpful. The ideas -- especially, not trying to change the person, but managing your own situation -- are sound. They can be of practical help. ...Read more

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I like to unwind after work everyday with 2-3 beers during dinner and watching tv., does that mean i'm an alcoholic?

I like to unwind after work everyday with 2-3 beers during dinner and watching tv., does that mean i'm an alcoholic?

See below : Weekly maximums for alcohol use are 14 drinks for males and 7 for females or males over 65 years old. Anything above this is considered at risk drinking and may indicate a problem. It does not mean you are automatically an alcoholic however unless it creates problems in health, other obligations are missed, there is a desire or attempts to cut down but can't. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to get through to an alcoholic who's on a major drinking binge?

When some one is: Drinking or drunk - they may not listen too well. It is usually easier to talk to someone when they are sober. ...Read more

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I am an alcoholic and want to know if sobrexa program works . High blood pressure?

I am an alcoholic and want to know if  sobrexa program works . High blood pressure?

No: A quick review shows that most consumers trying to find a quick fix have been extremely disappointed with this program. It's claims are misleading. However, some reviews do state that the active ingredient, daidzin, an organic ingredient of the kudzu vine, has been associated with deceased alcohol consumption. As with all claims, if it looks too good to be true, approach with extreme caution. ...Read more

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I am exhausted and dismayed that I allowed myself, a former alcoholic, that I fell so deeply in love with a sex addict. What is wrong with me?

I am exhausted and dismayed that I allowed myself, a former alcoholic, that I fell so deeply in love with a sex addict.  What is wrong with me?

What's RIGHT with: you is that you see the dangers in any form of addiction and are trying to work things out. Are you part of a 12 step group and do you have a sponsor? Please don't work on this alone. You need accountability and support. We tend to repeat the same relationship patterns over and over. You are a whole person w/or w/out a relationship. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with non alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis, & enlarged liver. l have a spot on my arm at my vein like l got blood work don should l worry?

Diagnosed with non alcoholic liver disease, cirrhosis, & enlarged liver. l have a spot on my arm at my vein like l got blood work don should l worry?

Bruising?: When you get cirrhosis you tend to bruise easier, so if it looks like a bruise then that is expected. If it look red or swollen has someone check it. ...Read more

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What makes one an alcoholic?

What makes one an alcoholic?

Its causes problems: Alcoholic is actually not a medical term, however people in aa call themselves alcoholics because for some reason or another alcohol causes problems in their life, health, relationships, legal trouble. Maybe they were just done having it rule their lives, it kept them stuck, from realizing their dreams, maybe they were robbed of their mind, body and spirit. Unfortunately some never see this. ...Read more

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Alcoholic dimentia symptoms ?

Alcoholic dimentia symptoms
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Confabulate: One of the manifestations is korsakoff psychosis, characterized by confabulation. ...Read more

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How do I know if i'm an alcoholic?

How do I know if i'm an alcoholic?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous and see if it fits. ...Read more

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How could you define an alcoholic?

How could you define an alcoholic?

Alcoholism: An alcoholic is a man or a woman who suffers from alcoholism - they have a distinct physical desire to consume alcohol beyond their capacity to control it, regardless of all rules of common sense. Signs of alcoholism are drinking alone, drinking in secret. Not being able to limit alcohol. Blacking out. Trouble with the law, relationships or work due to drinking ...Read more

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How can I help my alcoholic friend.?

How can I help my alcoholic friend.?

Help with what?: If you want your friend to stop drinking, he or she has to want to or it doesn't work. Alanon is a 12-step organization designed for friends and loved ones of people with alcohol problems, and can help you deal with your concern, anger, guilt and other mixed emotions. We often 'enable' drinkers to keep drinking in ways we dont always understand, and alanon can help reduce this.Don't nag-not helpful. ...Read more

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Can alcoholic cravings be hereditary?

Can alcoholic cravings be hereditary?

Absolutely: Alcoholic tendencies run in families.(type two alcoholism) it is unclear if it its a tendency to develop abnormal craving or an inability to inhibit behavior. However, since most of the identified behavior is substance related, i suspect the former. ...Read more

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Do alcoholics stop and restart a lot?

Yes: Many alcoholics have "gone on the wagon" many times. ...Read more

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How can someone become an alcoholic?

How can  someone become an alcoholic?

Alcoholism: Alcohol becomes a priority in life. They spend significant time obtaining, using or getting over effects of alcohol. Additionally, alcohol or it's effects may prevent them from family, recreational, occupational or other activities. There body develops a tolerance to alcohol. It takes more alcohol over time to get the same effect. They may drink more or for longer than intends. It impairs them. ...Read more

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What causes a person to get alcoholic?

What causes a person to get alcoholic?

Alcoholism is a: progressive condition that starts out as novel drinking, then habitual drinking, then compulsive drinking. It can be chronic or binge in nature and can take weeks or years to develop this pattern. Some say its a bad habit (Rational Recovery) while others say its a disease (Alcoholics Anonymous). Go to a psychologist or perhaps an AA meeting for more information. ...Read more