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I have a high blood count due to exccesive drinking in the past and need to lower before my blood test in two weeks any other suggestions other than stop drinking which I have allready done?

I have a high blood count due to exccesive drinking in the past and need to lower before my blood test in two weeks any other suggestions other than stop drinking which I have allready done?

No alcohol, clarify.: You likely have a naturally high concentration due to volume depletion from high alcohol intake. Alcohol dehydrates a person which is why those with gout get an attack as it increases the uric acid concentration. In your case, it likely removes water, etc. From your vessels and raises your concentration. You must specify what count/value(s) you are talking about, but water dilutes concentration. ...Read more

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How to help one to stop drinking?

How to help one to stop drinking?

Alcohol: If you have a history of chronic, heavy alcohol use, you may need to be detoxified in a hospital. Encourage you to become involved with alcoholics anonymous (aa). It is free, confidential, supportive and can be very effective. Additionally, consider working with an addiction medicine specialist or an addiction psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I stop drinking.........?

How can I stop drinking.........?

Reach out for help: Right away. Call a trusted family member or friend (who doesn't drink) and ask for help. Find out where your local aa meetings are and plan to visit one every night this week, if they are available. Get a sponsor at aa! find an addiction psychotherapist or psychiatrist to help you sort through all of the emotional issues and help you with medication if indicated. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can stop drinking?

Can i tell me how i can stop drinking?

Alcohol: If you have a history of chronic, heavy alcohol use, you may need to be detoxified in a hospital. Encourage you to become involved with alcoholics anonymous (aa). It is free, confidential, supportive and can be very effective. Additionally, consider working with an addiction medicine specialist or an addiction psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I know if I should stop drinking?

How can I know if I should stop drinking?

If you are asking: then you have a problem and need to seek help. Try counseling or AA. ...Read more

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How can I help my boyfriend stop drinking?

How can I help my boyfriend stop drinking?

Get expert help: Excess drinking is a major health problem and requires expert diagnosis and treatment. One can join an offshot of aa called alanon for friends and relatives of problem drinkers to find out how to help the problem drinker. ...Read more

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How can I stop drinking without joining aa?

How can I stop drinking without joining aa?

Counseling: Find a counselor that specializes in addictions. See an addiction specialist, medications may be helpful with other support but not magic by themselves. Aa is not the only way to get sober, with that said it is an amazing program that has changed many peoples lives, and most of them did not want to go either in the beginning. Seek some type of healthy support from others. Be willing. ...Read more

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How do I get my boyfriend to stop drinking?

How do I get my boyfriend to stop drinking?

First: Be aware that you can't make him stop drinking. Second - let him know that you care & spell out your specific concerns. Third- go to al anon meetings to learn to cope with & handle caring about someone with a substance abuse problem. Fourth- you can encourage (but not push) him to attend an alcoholics anonymous meeting (if he has a drinking problem). ...Read more