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Ex's dad was alcoholic. Will my son have a chance of it even if they never met?

Ex's dad was alcoholic. Will my son have a chance of it even if they never met?

Chance, not destiny: Alcoholism has many complex causes. Genetics certainly isn't destiny. If you son's grandfather was alcoholic, your son may have some increased chance of it. There is no specific test for this, just a risk factor. When he is old enough, it is appropriate to tell him that this problem may run in his family, same as any other medical history on either side of family (heart dz, cancer, diabetes, etc). ...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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How can I help my alcoholic mother?

How can I help my alcoholic mother?

You can't MAKE her: Not drink. You can express your concern, and try to communicate caring, love and wanting her to be happy and healthy, as can other family members. However this is often seen as 'nagging' and she may distance herself from you and others. Try attending Alanon meetings, where you can learn to deal with your own anger, guilt, shame and other emotions, which may help you(not her). See a counselor. ...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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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