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Doctor insights on: Giving Up Alcohol

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How can you stop drinking alcohol?

How can you stop drinking alcohol?

Alcohol: Rehab programs & aa meetings, as well as deterrants prescribed by your doctor, such as Antabuse (disulfiram) or campral, and detox if warranted. Glad you seem sincere about quitting since you asked. ...Read more

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How can you stop drinking soda?

How can you stop drinking soda?

Just don't drink it!: Tapering off soda is probably the best way to do it: try mixing in other beverages that aren't carbonated. If, for example, you drink 5 cans of soda a day, start by cutting down to 4 a day for a week, then 3, and so on. Make it a point to drink water or any other type of healthy drink and increase those as you decrease your soda. Maybe you'll end up liking something else better that's healthy! ...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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How to stop vomiting after drinking alcohol?

How to stop vomiting after drinking alcohol?

Don't drink: If you drink so much you vomit each time you have a problem and need help. See your doctor or contact aa. ...Read more

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How do I stop drinking coffee everyday?

Slowly: Try weaning off slowly, start with fewer cups or switch to half-caff and remove the coffee a little at a time. ...Read more

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How can I stop from drinking too much soda?

Don't buy it: Who is purchasing it for you? Ask them not to stock it in the house and that will be the biggest way to control temptation. If you like the fizz buy club soda or sparkling water. ...Read more

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How to stop binge eating (forever)?

How to stop binge eating (forever)?

Recovery is possible: BED is way of resolving a internal conflict through physical action. People think they are triggered by food but actually are triggered by emotions that lead to bingeing. They binge to numb, distract or comfort themselves. To stop, you must seek treatment to identify what's eating "at" you instead of focusing on what you're eating, and find new ways to respond to yourself. Recovery is possible ...Read more

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How stop smoking?

How stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great, and has proven to be the most successful method overall. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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How long after you stop drinking alcohol can you begin campral?

How long after you stop drinking alcohol can you begin campral?

Campral : Can be started after stopping alcohol intake and it does not help with withdrawal symptoms while going through early detoxification. ...Read more

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How do I stop chocolate/breads/sweets binges?

How do I stop chocolate/breads/sweets binges?

Binges: Find substitutes, distract yourself, monitor your weight increase, drink plenty of water, reward yourself when progress is favorable with tangible things other than food. ...Read more

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How can I stop binge eating everyday?

How can I stop binge eating everyday?

Overeaters Anonymous: Just as with other addictions, there is no "cure, " but, one day at a time, there is recovery. Overeaters anonymous is based on the principles of alcoholics anonymous. Oa is not just for binge eaters, many with anorexia or bulimia find help there as well. Check www.Oa.Org for meetings in your area and more information. ...Read more

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How do you help someone to stop drinking alcohol?

How do you help someone to stop drinking alcohol?

Alcohol: Guide them to seek counseling, attend rehab program , & aa meetings. Also need to monitor by addiction specialist for withdrawal. ...Read more

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How long could anxiety last once you stop drinking alcohol?

Variable: There is not a simple answer for this question. Many people with alcoholism have been -using alcohol to self medicate anxiety, depression or other conditions. In that situation, detoxification will help rid the brain/body of toxins but will not resolve underlying mental health conditions. Anxiety symptoms may be more prominent as they are no longer being covered up by alcohol. ...Read more

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How to stop taking tobacco?

How to stop taking tobacco?

Stop Smoking Options: Auricular (ear) acupuncture ; hypnosis have no significant side effects ; can work well. Nicotine replacement options: nasal spray, patch, inhaler, gum ; lozenges. Smoking cessation programs offer support, meds. Monitoring ; education. Electronic cigarettes may or may not prove helpful. Prescription meds: zyban (wellbutrin) ; Chantix (bupropion).Check potential psychiatric side effects w chantix. ...Read more

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How would you stop me from drinking so much diet coke?

How would you stop me from drinking so much diet coke?

Wean yourself: Wean yourself slowly. You don't want to go through caffeine withdrawal. Start by cutting your normal amount in half, in a few days to a week, cut the amount you take in half again. I recommend replacing it with water, since water is the healthiest. There are alternatives such as green tea or coffee which also contain caffeine and antioxidants. ...Read more

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How much time after I stop taking antabuse (disulfiram) can I drink?

How much time after I stop taking antabuse (disulfiram) can I drink?

Up to 10 days: in some people drinking within 10 days of taking disulfirma (antabuse) can cause a reaction. The larger question is why you want to go back to drinking that has obviously been very destructive to your life. There are better medications that reduce craving to drink - acamprosate, Naltrexone - and a counseling program is necessary to help you make better choices.Talk to your doctor rather than drink ...Read more

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How long after I stop taking inh can I drink alcohol?

How long after I stop taking inh can I drink alcohol?

Tricky: The drug is going to be out of the system by 3 to 5 days even being pessimistic. BUT: 1) you can develop a psychological queeziness to alcohol that is not from the drug anymore. This can be permanent. 2) you can develop liver injury from either and this makes alcohol a bad idea. so... can't say in your case; generally a week is really pessimistic. ...Read more

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How can you stop binge eating?

How can you stop binge eating?

Seek help: It is not the act of binging eating that you need to control.There is some underlying reason that you have to try and deal with. This can only be done with help from other people. Talk to someone that you trust about your life and what you feeling and try and unwind the driving agents.Doing this with a professional counselor will accelerate the process.You are damaging your body, seek help. ...Read more

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How to stop smoking

How to stop smoking

Topamax (topiramate) : Anthenelli et al 2008 showed topiramate produced effects on smoking cessation. Male smokers had markedly greater quit rates than female smokers and men were roughly four times more likely to quit smoking when treated with topiramate as compared to placebo. Topiramate triple effects aiding smoking abstinence, attenuating nicotine withdrawal and preventing post-cessation weight gain. Its promising. ...Read more

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To avoid or stop masturbation how drinking more water helps?

Misinformed?: Water consumption will not in any way change your sexual activity. I have no idea what your repeated question about water and masturbation represents. But there is no connection. ...Read more