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

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What percent of people become addicted to smoking from tobacco?

What percent of people become addicted to smoking from tobacco?

100%: Addiction to nicotine is unavoidable for smokers. It is so addictive that even secondhand smoke causes addiction and lung cancer in adults, and greatly increases the risk of respiratory illnesses in children. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are adult children of an alcoholic more prone to become alcoholics then the general public?

Can you tell me, are adult children of an alcoholic more prone to become alcoholics then the general public?

Yes: Both because of the potential trauma growing up in an alcoholic household, with all of its stresses and possible abuse/neglect, as well as genetic predisposition. Some physicians strongly caution children of alcoholics to not even begin to drink because of their heightened risks. Even children separated at birth from alcoholic fathers had a fourfold increase in alcoholism later in life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are adult children of an alcoholic more prone to become alcoholics then the general public?

Can you tell me are adult children of an alcoholic more prone to become alcoholics then the general public?

Yes: And for many reasons. Being raised in an alcoholic household can increase stress and anxiety, and promote use of alcohol as a coping strategy in children as they grow older. In addition, there are genetic influences even if the person is not raised in their home of origin. It does not mean that an adult child of an alcoholic is destined to have alcoholism, but does increase the risks, esp. In men. ...Read more

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Are people who are trying to recover from a drug addiction usually violent? Frightened of my boyfriend.

Are people who are trying to recover from a drug addiction usually violent? Frightened of my boyfriend.

Caution!: It is common for someone to experience depression, irritability, anger & frustration while going through the early stages of recovery. Rarely this can lead to episodic violent behavior. If he has been verbally or physically abusive, you need support and guidance to avoid injury. Al-anon is a support group for the families of addicts. Don't hesitate to reach out to familiy and friends. ...Read more

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How can one stop themselves from becoming burnt out?

How can  one stop themselves from becoming burnt out?

Stress management...: There are some simple stress management techniques that you can learn quickly, but i would also encourage you to get into psychotherapy & start talking about what is stressing you out. Learn some relaxation techniques. Take time to exercise and talk to friends. Let me know how if you need additional help. ...Read more

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How can I prevent some of the social consequences of getting dentures?

How can I prevent some of the social consequences of getting dentures?

Dentures : Get the alignment and color of the teeth in your denture characterized to you. Make sure it is to you liking. Keep your dentures well fitted to your gums by regularly getting them realigned. Keep them clean. Do not use toothpaste to clean your dentures. The polish in toothpaste will cause your dentures to look dull. Use adhesives if you have poor retention. Get new dentures minimum every 5 years. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if there are any aa meetings for the children of alcoholics (the kids not being alcoholics)?

Does anyone know if there are any aa meetings for the children of alcoholics (the kids not being alcoholics)?

Yes: Yes i agree with other answer, al-anon is for any family member or friend affected by someone else's alcoholism, however there is also a specific 12 step group for adult children of alcoholics. If in a big enough city it is actually amazing how many different kinds of 12 step meetings there are. There is also ala-teen and ala-tot for kids and teens. ...Read more

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Can i relapse while recovering from the affects of alcoholism?

Can i relapse while recovering from the affects of alcoholism?

Yes, relapse happens: Relapses and remissions are usual in recovering from alcoholism -- and relapsing does not mean the treatment is a failure. One can always start again. The key is in having a support system (such as aa or other) to return to, and doctors to assist when relapse is happening. There are inpatient and outpatient alcohol recovery programs -- the choice depends on need at the time. ...Read more

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Is detox tea (or any kind of tea) people with AIH can take? Because most of them aren't for people suffering from liver disorder. Thank you!

Is detox tea (or any kind of tea) people with AIH can take? Because most of them aren't for people suffering from liver disorder. Thank you!

Tea: Autoimmune hepatitis has been associated with environmental insults that include items described as green tea and Chinese herbal tea in the medical case reports. That being said, some naturalists have recommended green tea to those with the disease. No formal studies have been done, so people should recognize the potential risks and make an educated decision. ...Read more

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How can you prevent becoming a victim of influenza?

How can you prevent becoming a victim of influenza?

Hygiene and vaccine: During flu outbreaks, wash your hands regularly, and make sure to get your annual flu vaccine. It's that simple, and very (though not 100%) effective. ...Read more

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What are the affects of drug addiction to students who are engaged to it?

What are the affects of drug addiction to  students who are engaged to it?

Many: Being harmfully involved with substances causes a broad range of difficulties in a young persons life, including academic difficulties, health-related problems (including mental health), poor peer relationships, and involvement with the juvenile justice system. ...Read more

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How to know if some of us are prone to drug addiction and alcohol dependence?

How to know if some of us are prone to drug addiction and alcohol dependence?

Drug and alcohol : Addictions tend to have a strong hereditary component as well as a learned behavior. If you have grown up in a family that has a tendency to have drug and alcohol problems be cautious and pay attention to your drinking. ...Read more

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How can children avoid becoming obese?

How can children avoid becoming obese?

Obesity avoidance: Sedentary lifestyle (not enough exercise), excessive portion size and high sugar/carbohydrate/fat/processed food diets are the most prevalent culprits in childhood obesity. All family members should be engaged in healthy lifestyles to prevent obesity in both short and long term. ...Read more

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A lot of spouses die within 6 months when their ill spouse dies. What are the most common diagnoses of the well spouse that leads to a demise?

A lot of spouses die within 6 months when their ill spouse dies. What are the most common diagnoses of the well spouse that leads to a demise?

Demise: Some of the most common are stroke, heart disease, infection. Depression is the common denominator which leads to not caring for oneself and then susceptibility to illness. ...Read more

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Will undergoing treatment for alcohol abuse also get rid of the person's smoking habit?

Will undergoing treatment for alcohol abuse also get rid of the person's smoking habit?

Addiction=addiction: Addiction treatment centers used to not address smoking. Many people still resist being asked to stop smoking when they stop drinking or using other drugs. However it lights up the same reward pathways in the brain. Many treatment programs now strongly encourage quitting smoking @ the same time. It is a good idea. Those that continue to smoke have higher rates of relapse to the other substance. ...Read more

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Which types of eye/vision problems would prevent someone from becoming a pilot?

Which types of eye/vision problems would prevent someone from becoming a pilot?

Multiple issues: Obviously if the vision is lowered and uncorrectable that would be an impairment impossible to overcome. The vision should be good in each eye and some pilot licenses require documented stereovision and normal color vision. That depends upon the type of license. Anything that would disallow a normal driver's license would also prevent getting a pilot license. ...Read more

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What are some recommended foods to eat when recovering from meth addiction?

What are some recommended foods to eat when recovering from meth addiction?

Healthy ones: If you're in recovery from meth, that is a hard road. You've used a lot of your resilience in your habit, and now need to build it up again. As many fresh fruits and vegetables as you can eat, leafy green salads, and lean meats like chicken and wild alaskan salmon would be good. The latter will help replenish your omega-3's to stabilize neuronal membranes. Whole foods that are not processed. ...Read more

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How many people die resulting from alcohol withdrawal per year?

How many people die resulting from alcohol withdrawal per year?

Too many: Dont' be one of them. Get help. Go to an aa meeting. ...Read more