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Giving Up Alcohol
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet Coke: I believe you are referring to "diet coke" not just any diet cola. In that case, i believe that overdoing sodas with asparatame--nutrasweet is potentially damaging to your healththe breakdown product of nutrasweet is formic acic--or formaldehyde-same stuff we preserve dead bodies with! it is not good for you. Switch to a diet cola made with stevia. Second best splenda. Then wean yourself to h2o. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol can actually: Hurt your sleep patterns in the end. Use good sleep hygiene instead. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, >>. ...Read more
Meditation, herbs: People can become dependent on alcohol & marijuana and often use it to calm anxiety & self-treat depression. Finding other ways to calm yourself can help. I advise regular meditation, exercise, magnesium, b vitamins, herbs like tulsi (holy basil) & ashwagandha & Amino Acids 5-htp and l-theanine. Emotional freedom technique can help too- see eftuniverse.Com. See comment for more:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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