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How To Handle Having An Alcoholic Boyfriend
It's understandable.: The best way to become less confused about the alcoholic in your life is to learn more about it. Encourage you to explore al anon meetings. It will provider you with support, teach your ways to cope & help you to understand the concept of tough love. It is a sister program to alcoholics anonymous (which your boyfriend could use). Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A support group: The rehab your boyfriend is in may have a family program, or recommend a couples counselor for you. Alanon, a 12 step support group for loved ones and friends of people with alcoholism and other drug abuse can also be very helpful in providing advice and support. If you are religiously involved, your pastor may also be a source of help, or have recommendations for you. Good luck to him and you. ...Read more
Don't offer advice: One of the most important lessons that life has taught me -- the hard way -- is that "relationships are more important than being right." if he's decent to you and your mother, and you actually like him, the best gift you can give him is your time and what warmth you can. As things advance, you can help him with the physical stuff like getting to appointments & staying comfortable. Thanks 4 asking. ...Read more
My boyfriend has history of higj blood pressure n diabetes also alcoholic he woke up this morning dry heaveing n disoriented. Should he go to er?
What could be the cause of me suddenly committing after just a couple social alcoholic beverages? Used to be able to handle much more alcohol.
Gastritis: If you meant "vomiting" this can happen after just a few drinks if your stomach is upset to begin with - alcohol irritates the lining of the stomach, and that can induce vomiting more quickly in the presence of stomach inflammation (gastritis). Treatment is usually antacids or acid-blocking medications. (and moderation!) ...Read more
A friend slipped up after 5 yrs clean, but seems to be handling it ok all things considered.... What can I suggest. They were clean for five years and one night slipped recently resulting in snorting of ritalin. Apparently, it has slightly different effec
Hello. : Hello. If you trust the word of an addict, you are much more trusting than i would be. If not abusing drugs was as simple as being dedicated and having willpower, addiction would not be the immense problem that it is in this country today. It is a disease. Many people need help for their diseases. Narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous is a great place to get help and support during recovery. I think your friends have some very serious problems from the sounds of it. If a person eats a box of rat poison per day and then decide to cut down to eating only half a box of rat poison per day, is that good? No ! why, because eating rat poison can kill you. If a person thinks that have good judgment because they only eat a half box of rat poison per day, that person is likely to be in denial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes, absolutely: Why else would people be hanging out in those rooms for over 70 years, it works without a doubt. It takes a lot of work though, 1-2 meeting is not a cure. People who listen to others go to lots of meeting, 90 in 90 days, do the steps and get a sponsor have amazing results. Its not the only answer and others find excellent recovery in other ways this is true, but it does work. Its also free! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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