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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Children Of Drinkers From Becoming Alcoholics

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What can prevent an alcoholic from recovering?

What can prevent an alcoholic from recovering?

Many things: the most common one of which is continuing to drink - "nipping & sipping" as they say in AA. Recovery is more than just abstinence of alcohol, and people needing recovery have to change many aspects of their own personalities, their coping strategies, how they get along with others, as well as improve their emotional and psychological health. Their families ALSO need to recover &that may be cause ...Read more

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My parents are alcoholic. How can I prevent myself from becoming an alcoholic too?

My parents are alcoholic.  How can I prevent myself from becoming an alcoholic too?

Don't drink. Ever.: One of the common features of alcoholism may be a loss of judgment with a very low-level exposure, and it may be genetic. In short, one drink may make you too stupid to stop at two - regardless of how smart you are sober. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent a careless alcoholic with HIV from putting his child at risk?

What can you do to prevent a careless alcoholic with HIV from putting his child at risk?

Monitor child well: Any child who is exposed to an alcoholic parent is at risk of injury if in the car when an intoxicated person is driving, or if the caretaker is too intoxicated to monitor the child's safety. The risk of acquiring HIV from a household contact is low unless there is contact with blood or seminal fluid. Protective services should be contacted if there any concern for abuse or neglect. ...Read more

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What is alcoholic liver disease and how can it be prevented?

What is alcoholic liver disease and how can it be prevented?

Liver Cirrhosis/stop: Alcoholic liver disease ends up causing irreversible cirrhosis of liver and is preventable by stoping the alcohol ingestion, thats the only way. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of becoming an alcoholic/binge drinker?

What are the symptoms of becoming an alcoholic/binge drinker?

See below: Many symptoms, binge drinking is defined as 3 or more drinks at one sitting for female or 5 or more for males. Uncontrolled use of alcohol, i.e. Only intended 2 drinks with friend after work, had 6 got home late and family is upset. And continued use despite negative consequence.I.E. Tell wife that wont happen again and it does repeatedly. Easy to come up with other scenarios. ...Read more

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I used to consider myself a social drinker but find myself drinking more and more- when am I an alcoholic?

I used to consider myself a social drinker but find myself drinking more and more- when am I an alcoholic?

CAGE Questionnaire: Ask yourself these questions: 1) do you feel the need to cut back on your drinking? 2) are you annoyed when others ask you to stop? 3) do you feel guilty about drinking? 4) do you need an "eye-opener" drink in the morning to get going? More than one 'yes' response to any of these questions raises suspicion of alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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As a recovering alcoholic is it a good idea to date a drinker?

As a recovering alcoholic is it a good idea to date a drinker?

Hmmmm.: If you are in aa, this is a good question for your sponsor, if newly sober, less than a year, no, but really should not be dating then either. If you are very stable in your recovery and this person has no inclination of a drinking problem them self, then maybe. Really need to be crystal clear on your motifs with this one. Concerns, could be trigger and trying to save other if they have a problem. ...Read more

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Why do I have fat around my liver? This is news to me that I have this. And I am not an alcoholic or regular drinker (i hear there's a link).

Why do I have fat around my liver? This is news to me that I have this. And I am not an alcoholic or regular drinker (i hear there's a link).

Fatty liver risks: Fatty liver is incredibly common, predominantly due to: high alcohol intake, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity. The more of these risks you have, the greater the chance of fatty liver. Addressing these risks is an important step to correcting fatty liver. Distinguish hepatosteatosis (fatty liver) from NASH/steatohepatitis (fatty liver + abnormal liver tests that risks cirrhosis & liver cancer). ...Read more

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How to prevent and treat psoriasis in children?

How to prevent and treat psoriasis in children?

Important to treat e: Important to treat early and . Prevention is in order is aperson with psoriathoroughlysis but there is not way to prevent since there is a genetic component. There is a good source for you to see from the National Psoriais Foundation https://www.psoriasis.org/parents/about-psoriasis ...Read more