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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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