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How To Detox From Alcohol
Coffee Addiction....: If u r drinking coffee on a regular basis and have been unable to cut back, u r addicted. Try keeping a journal or simply counting every time you drink coffee (count tea and chocolate, too since they contain caffeine). It may help reduce the intake. If that does not work, try stopping altogether. You may get headaches, but that will pass in a few days. Hypnosis also can help. ...Read more
Group support: The person will need ongoing outpatient aftercare, and you can encourage him/her to be consistent with it. This may involve specific outpatient substance abuse groups, aa, and working with an addiction medicine doctor over time. There may be long-term sources of pain that need to be addressed; new coping patterns need to be developed. Mindfulness training may help deal with craving also. ...Read more
A dog question?: Chocolate poisoning can occur in dogs, who process one of its metabolic by-products (theobromine) much more slowly than humans do. In dogs, one ounce of milk chocolate per pound of body weight is potentially lethal. http://tinyurl.com/ltq3sfq dark chocolate is even more potent. To my knowledge this kind of poisoning doesn't happen in humans, but some may be allergic or crave it. ...Read more
It depends: There are many factors involved, such as other stressors on these organs, your age, how often you drink and how much at a time. If you have a family history of alcoholism or other drug addiction, it becomes more likely that your drinking will at some point get our of control. In general, the heavier you drink, the more damage is done. ...Read more
It depends: Best is to seek longer term help for the urges that make you binge. It is a complex issue, both emotionally and physically. Find a counsellor, join a support group - in person or online. Find a functional medicine nutritionist or physician to help you with the biochemistry or nutritional deficiencies. Eat your veggies, take a good probiotic to help w/ absorption of nutrients. Trust yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do not take meth: Stop taking meth entirely. The body will get rid of the residue. There is no need for cleanse or detoxifying. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Reducing the amount : Over time, you can reduce the dosage of nicotine that you use daily.What you are describing is physical dependence and not addiction which has multiple negative factors associated with use such as criminal activity, irresponsibility, harm to others as well as yourself, etc.You might also want to consider Chantix which works to replace nicotine in your nervous system and reduce withdrawal symptoms, . ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the person, food taken, daily medications, water intake and multitude of other factors. Don't try to test it. ...Read more
I need to detox from opiates and alcohol, so if I went in drunk to detox from alcohol will they give me methadone without puting that money down?
Give it time: And get help for your bulimia. There are virtually no people who get over it on their own - it requires professional help. Stay well hydrated, and whatever symptoms you are having will resolve on their own. There are psychiatrists who have special expertise in bulimia/anorexia and other eating disorders - find a center near you and get the help you need. ...Read more
You just started: You acknowledged that there is a problem. You cannot stop anyone else from drinking, but if you want to stop, others around you will help. You probably cannot stop this by yourself, but there are things that you can learn and people you can get to know that will be very helpful. Congratulations on taking the first step. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends.: This depends on many factors, including prior drinking history, genetic predisposition, and other medical illnesses. Regardless, Current recommendations say that anything more than one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men is probably not healthy on a routine basis. Moderation is key. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Make it worse: If some one has hepatitis a, b, c or alcoholic hepatitis.Any amount of alcohol can make be very poisnous and lead to liver damage ending in cirrhosis and liver failure and will not be a candidate for liver transplant, unless have been alcohol free foe six months, but has been controversial lately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medical supervision: It is vitally important to detox from alcohol under medical supervision. It is usually done on an outpatient basis and most of the symptoms are gone in 3-5 days, but without medical direction and detox meds (if they are needed), you can die or at least have quite serious medical complications. Please see an addiction medicine specialist. ...Read more
The same...: ...Generally healthy nutrition as anyone else should have (but few people do). Go heavy on the vitamins (alcoholics are notorious for being badly deficient - especially thiamine and other b vitamins), go easy on the quantity (a full stomach will make vomiting more likely and more dangerous). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT: Alcoholdetox can be done as inpatient in a hospital, because when you stop consuming alcohol after abusing it for a long time, you always get withdrawl symptoms and may need other meds to overcome withdrawl symptoms like urge to drink, tremors, delirium tremors and lack of sleep in some cases it can be as outpatient rx with help and supervision by family members with attendance at alcoholic anonymus. ...Read more
What is the best course of action (besides aa) for staying sober after completing detox for alcohol?
Support & meaning: U r right, detox is only the start. Addiction is a disease of disconnection, & recovery is feeling connected w others & knowing that yr life has meaning. What i see as the 3 "active ingredients" in successful recovery r 1)support from others who r succeeding @staying sober, 2) working on personal growth, & 3) improving yr spiritual or emotional groundedness. Lifering & sos r alternative grps to aa. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alcohol withdrawal: Can be dangerous without good medical support. Detox allows your body to adjust to going without alcohol without the heightened risk of seizures, hallucinations and other severe withdrawal symptoms. The question suggests you're drinking more than is healthy and that should be addressed. Abrupt discontinuation of heavy alcohol use is not a good idea without a doctor supervising. ...Read more
Yes: If you have to ask, the answer is probably yes. Pros: 1. You won't have to lie about drinking anymore. 2. No more hangovers and shakes. 3. End the risk to your job and relationships. 4. Less likely to be sick or die of alcoholism. 5. Stop being an embarrassment to yourself. Cons: 1. You'll have to face the fact that you have a drinking problem. 2. Others may find out (not always bad). ...Read more
Alcoholic: As a rule of thumb they should have support. However a lot depends on how strong they are mentally. ...Read more
I have recently drastically cut back alcohol taking days off but now when I do drink next day nauseous. Could that be detox symptom?
It could be many: things. Alcohol is toxic to the inner lining of the stomach, and is a frequent cause of ulcers. This could be responsible for the nausea. However, diseases of the liver, pancreas, gall bladder, small intestine could also cause nausea in this setting. Withdrawal from alcohol needs treatment, and causes anxiety, tremor, sleeplessness/ insomnia, increased heart rate and blood pressure, more. ...Read more
If getting worse: I assume that a physician is monitoring your detox. He/she should have given you warning signs of any problems and should have also given you strict dietary advice and certain vitamins. I feel that a social worker ()msw) should also be involved. ...Read more
How do detox off alcohol at home my wife drinks everyday if she don't drink she pucks, shacks, and sweats very bad?
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