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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Is it okay to drink alcohol while having medication prescribed for conjunctivitis?

Is it okay to drink alcohol while having medication prescribed for conjunctivitis?

Depression: Both have sedative effect, but adding them depends on what antidepressant meds. U are already prescribed. Best to discuss with your doc.

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What do you advise if I'm taking besivance (besifloxacin) for a conjunctivitis bacterial infection in my eye. Can I drink alcohol?

What do you advise if I'm taking besivance (besifloxacin) for a conjunctivitis bacterial infection in my eye. Can I drink alcohol?

Every time I get: This question, nobody ever says "can I have one drink, or drink a six pack." One or two occasional social drinks while being treated for an infection is unlikely to cause problems, but any larger amount or regular drinking is a bad idea. Alcohol impairs our immune function and ability to fight infections, and has drug interactions with a large number of meds, including some antibiotics.

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Can you drink alcohol while taking Homeopathically Vh Essentials? Would it affect my treatment as we'll. Thank you

Can you drink alcohol while taking Homeopathically Vh Essentials? Would it affect my treatment as we'll. Thank you

Alcohol: In moderate amounts...is not harmful, This is true whatever health "systems" you believe in Hope this helps! Dr Z

Dr. Darrell Herrington Dr. Herrington
Family Medicine
30 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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After how many days of treatment from jaundice, can I drink alcohol?

After how many days of treatment from jaundice, can I drink alcohol?

Maybe never.: You may have a liver condition that would make any alcohol intake a very bad idea. Discuss this with your doctor.

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can I drink alcohol (500ml - 1l) if I am on doxy + cipro (ciprofloxacin) or is it not recommended? (i am on my 3rd day treatment)

Can I drink alcohol (500ml - 1l) if I am on doxy + cipro (ciprofloxacin) or is it not recommended? (i am on my 3rd day treatment)

No: I am not sure you are being serious in asking whether drinking 1/2 liter to a full liter a day of some kind of distilled sprits is "recommended? " It isn't recommended for ANYBODY, let alone someone being treated for an infection. Since you are on 2 antibiotics, I will assume its a serious infection. Alcohol impairs our immune system and healing. This is a dangerous amount of alcohol. Stop now.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What would happen if I drink alcohol while on treatment with lithobid, Depakote and seroquel (quetiapine)?

What would happen if I drink alcohol while on treatment with lithobid, Depakote and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Nothing helpful: As you have probably been told by your physician, drinking alcohol with medications like lithobid, depakote, and seroquel (quetiapine) is not recommended. It will accentuate central nervous system depression, leaving you sedated or worse. Additionally, alcohol may destabilize your sleep and mood further. Maintaining balance is essential for people on such medications. Please abstain from alcohol.

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Dr. Sunia Lessing Dr. Lessing
Dentistry - Endodontics
15 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is it okay to drink alcohol after root canal therapy?

Is it okay to drink alcohol after root canal therapy?

Yes, but...: Yes, you can. However, if you are taking certain medications, the alcohol may interact with those. The root canal by itself is not a contraindication to drinking.

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Dr. Adam Front Dr. Front
Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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Could atheists join and benefit from the "12 steps" alcohol treatment?

Most definitely: Aa does not demand any particular belief, only openness to spirituality. Spirituality is not religion. Aa talks of a "spiritual awakening." you could call it an "emotional awakening" and have it mean the same thing. In fact, I have known of particular aa meetings specifically for atheists and agnostics in some areas.

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Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
Clinical Psychology
11 years in practice
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
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Are there any drug and alcohol treatment centers available at no cost?

Are there any drug and alcohol treatment centers available at no cost?

See below: The info below will help you find state-specific agency that deals with alcohol and drug-related problems http://findtreatment. Samhsa. Gov/ http://alcoholism.About. Com/cs/pro/a/blagent. Htm good luck!

Dr. Miroslava Fox Dr. Fox
Clinical Psychology
11 years in practice
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
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Can I find an alcohol treatment program anywhere?

Can I find an alcohol treatment program anywhere?

Some resources: Below are some online resources for you. Substance abuse and mental health services administration (samhsa) is a good starting point. Http://findtreatment. Samhsa. Gov/treatmentlocator/faces/quicksearch. Jspx http://www. Hazelden. Org/ http://center-for-addiction-recovery. Com http://www. Alcoholalcoholism. Org/national-alcoholism-center-nac good luck!

Dr. Seth Kunen Dr. Kunen
Clinical Psychology
41 years in practice
University of London, St. George's Hospital Medical School
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Why are drug and alcohol treatment programs cost so expensive?

Why are drug and alcohol treatment programs cost so expensive?

Not all are. . .: Private 28 day inpatient programs can be very expensive. Providers associated with a state health care plan (e.g., dept. Health hospital or medicaid) can be reasonable. Once you find a reasonable program, check the qualifications of the providers. What programs do they use? Are they client centered or do they use the same program for everyone? Talk to prior patients and get recommendations.

Dr. Adam Front Dr. Front
Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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Is there a way to help my husband get an alcohol treatment program?

Is there a way to help my husband get an alcohol treatment program?

U cant make him want: ...To stop & u cannot make him want to drink either. If what u are asking is how to motivate him, the resistance common among alcoholics is formidable. Couples therapy can feel threatening & blaming to him. Best bet is to change yourself - attend al-anon or codependents anonymous. U will learn what u can do to stop enabling his continuing on as he has been, while feeling better about yourself.

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Dr. Paul Pancner Dr. Pancner
Clinical Psychology
14 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Does alcohol treatment usually get covered by insurance?

Does alcohol treatment usually get covered by insurance?

Depends: Some do and some don't. It all depends on your mental health benefits and whether you havd any. Your best bet is to call the 800 number on the back of the ins card or speak with hr at work. Don't let insurance be tge reason not to get help if you need it.

Dr. Reynald Ferraz Dr. Ferraz
Psychiatry
24 years in practice
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My 24 year old daughter is entering a alcohol treatment center this monday. They do not have a bed and this is their best estima tion of when one will be available. She experiences significant withdrawl symtoms when she abstains from alcohol completely. Sh

My 24 year old daughter is entering a alcohol treatment center this monday. They do not have a bed and this is their best estima tion of when one will be available. She experiences significant withdrawl symtoms when she abstains from alcohol completely. Sh

Don't: Don't know the specifics of "significant withdrawal symptoms" that you mention (such as seizure, visual hallucinations). From a safety perspective she would best be seen by a doctor (on this weekend the emergency room for that matter) to cater temporary treatment to your daughter given the circumstances for now. There is always the risk of a breakthrough seizure or other serious withdrawals from alcohol with or without the continued use of alcohol or xanax (alprazolam)-like medications because the are a couple of things to consider too (such as sleep problems, amount of alcohol used, duration of alcohol misuse) plus I wouldn't detox someone on xanax (alprazolam) being that it is a very short acting sedative. In essence, err on the side of safety when the risk is great.

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Dr. Kerry Ragain Dr. Ragain
Clinical Psychology
20 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is it possible for someone to go to an alcohol treatment center more than once before it works?

Yes: It is quite common for people struggling with alcoholism to have relapses which requiring additional treatment after discharge.

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more