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How Often Do Alcoholics Fall Off The Wagon
Alcoholism: Alcoholism is when you have signs of physical addiction to alcohol and continues to drink, despite problems with physical health, mental health, and social, family, or job responsibilities. The amount of alcohol that can increase the risk of developing alcoholism include 15 or more drinks/week for men, 12 or more drinks/week for women, and 5 or more drinks/occasion at least 1x/week for any gender. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B1, FA: If alcoholic ends up in the hospital for detoxification, an IV is placed. The bag is yellow and is called " banana bag" because vitamins b1, which is called thiamine and Folic Acid are added. The founder of aa also gave big importance to vitamin b3, niacin. You can find recommendations of taking various vitamins, mostly from the b-group, so to take a good vitamin b complex is a good idea. ...Read more
Alcohol: That signals time to cut down or quit. ...Read more
I was just wondering why does it often take hitting rock bottom for an alcoholic to seek treatment?
True of "bad habit": Change is difficult for anyone, and people generally do not change - whether it is smoking, drinking alcohol, using heroin or being overweight - until they experience losses. People do not necessarily have to hit "rock bottom, " and much depends on how much their "society" - family, friends, co-workers etc. - enable the drinking/drugging. Family interventions can help people enter treatment early. ...Read more
Old saying-Denial: Is not just a river in egypt. All of us can develop denial about many important things - why we overeat, that we are overweight or obese, why we don't exercise, and make a variety of excuses to ourselves that either deny the problem, or minimize it, or project it on someone else. Same with alcohol and drug abuse, particularly because they carry more social stigma in our society. ...Read more
I am a recovering alcoholic. I often throw up bright yellow mucus like substance early mornings even before i eat anything. What is going on?
# of things going on: Throwing up yellow bile can be caused by a number of different circumstances including a malfunctioning pyloric valve, a respiratory infection or excessive dehydration. No matter which of these conditions you think you may have, see a doctor if you are vomiting with no apparent cause. •. ...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
Great question : There are many stages of alcohol use. When someone is an alcoholic, they drink despite serious side effects and may go into withdrawal if they don't have it. As a screening, I use cage questions: have you felt the need to cut down, annoyed by comments on your drinking, guilt over drinking and do you have a drink when you wake as an eye opener. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good question: Can you be fired for having a disease. They answer would be no, you can't, that discrimination. Can you be fired for your behavior, absolutely. Alcoholism is a disease, yet many alcoholics have done horrific things, they have killed people while driving drunk, there are consequences for this. Having alcoholism explains a lot of bad behavior, however it does not excuse it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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