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How Long Can An Alcoholic Go Without A Drink
Long half life: Oramorph has a long half life. Don't know your dose or why you are taking it. If stable and feeling normal, you can have a drink without getting into trouble. That does not mean you could drink excessively, however. ...Read more
Under Dr.'s care: Detoxification needs to be under close medical care. Attempting to detox without adequate medical supervision could be dangerous and possibly deadly. If you know such a person encourage them to work with an addiction medical specialist and to get to some alcoholics anonymous meetings. ...Read more
How long can a person function as an alcoholic drinking bottle of vodka a day? Years? Very worried
Alcoholism: Needs to be addressed or the person will destroy his/her body, mind, family, and spirit. If you are the loved one of an alcoholic, please consider going to AlAnon meetings. They will help you keep yourself together no matter what your loved one is doing. It's also a good example. Peace and good health. ...Read more
When a heavy alcoholic stops drinking, how long can it take for body to rehydrate and repair itself in general and realize the alcohol is gone?
Impossible to say: because it depends on how much damage has already been done. It is not a matter of "rehydration," since most alcoholics are actually overhydrated. Damage to brain, heart liver and some other organs may become permanent if severe enough over time. In addition, the metabolic changes caused by alcohol result in neurotransmitter/receptor imbalance that can take months, even years, to heal. ...Read more
Better to stop: You can wait a day. You shouldn't drink when you take i or painkillers. ...Read more
How long should I wait to take a dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after having an alcoholic drink?
If you suffer from alcoholic hepatitis and stop drinking will the liver ever fully recover back to normal from this? And if so how long?
Alcoholic hepatitis : The liver is a very hardy organ. Having alcoholic hepatitis means the alcohol was causing some damage to the liver cells. If you stop drinking alcohol this should recover fully. However repeated drinking over time can lead to more permanent damage to the liver resulting in cirrhosis. This damage is not reversible. It is difficult to determine the extent of damage with blood work for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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