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How To Get Help To Stop Drinking
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
Intervention.: At this point in her life, she may really need an intervention with a lot of loved ones and an ultimatum. She will need to be surrounded by loved ones. And most importantly, she really needs to want to stop. If she doesn't truly want to stop, you'll have a difficult task ahead of you. ...Read more
The individual: Needs to be willing to accept help. You can express your concerns (be specific). You can offer to drive someone to an alcoholics anonymous meeting or to see an addiction medicine specialist. But you can't make they stop drinking. Often you are planting a seed that may or may not come to fruition at a later date. ...Read more
By example: Teens adopt behaviors that they learn from their families, either by imitation or rebellion. Setting an example by behaving soberly, abstaining from intoxication and also abstaining from power struggles, setting only boundaries that are enforceable, creates an environment that supports sobriety in teens. ...Read more
Any other symptoms: What is your routine do you study or work any gambling problem any substance addiction do you have partner any other addiction you have to enroll in gym physical exercise some mental work to learn to switch your activity limit your masturbation few times a week instead many times a day. ...Read more
Quit contract.: Smokers are very good at fooling themselves into smoking again. With a quit contract, the smoker has to answer to you, or to a group of friends, or to a group of people who are also trying to quit. Answering to others for one's indiscretions is difficult, and can help the quitter in his/her attempt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, I can't: But you can get professional help, which is what you need. Nobody can solve your problems in 400 characters. Huffing is very dangerous, and most of the things people huff (glue, paint, thinner etc.) cause brain damage, as well as damage to heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and bone marrow. Sanitizer has lots of alcohol. Find a treatment program in your area, probably portland- mercy hospital has one. ...Read more
One day at a time.: Please look up alcoholic anonymous on-line or in your yellow pages. Ask about locations and times of meetings. Go to 90 meetings in the next 90 meetings. Get a sponsor (even if only a temporary sponsor). Start working a 12 step program now. Acupuncture can be very helpful with cravings. An addiction medicine specialist is also a good move. Take care. ...Read more
Sort of: There are certain triggers/cues/thoughts which occur automatically that secondarily influence actions/eating. Typically they have been called internal (emotions) and external (learned cues; conditioning). I like sloth, wrath, lust, envy, habit/pride, greed, etc. Avoiding, susbsituting..and transcending https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/1708440999?token=378a5145 ...Read more
Exercise: Stop overeating by drinking a full glass of water before your meal. Then you need to train yourself to not heap you food on your plate, eat from a smaller plate, and discipline yourself to not get seconds. Start with small exercise goals like walking or stretching regularly and increasing the intensity and duration of exercise every few weeks. Get a workout buddy! ...Read more
Odds are YOU can't: without professional help. If you are physically dependent on opioids, withdrawal of those drugs is painful and can even be dangerous (severe vomiting, dehydration, stress on the heart). Seek a chemical dependency program with experience with treating people with prescription drug problems. Try this website - http://webserver.health.state.pa.us/health/custom/TreatmentProviders.asp?COUNTY=All. ...Read more
Use patches, program: Some individuals succeed with cold-turkey stopping, and a few can taper themselves off tobacco, but such efforts lead to fewer than 5% succeeding. Use of nicotine patches increases quit rate to 15% or so, and adding nicotine lozenges for break-thru craving can increase that a bit. A formal smoking cessation program increases results- 25%. Best results are with zyban (bupropion) or chantix, plus a program-40%. ...Read more
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