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How To Stay Sober On A Saturday Night
I have been sober for four months. I took 2mg of Xanax (alprazolam) on saturday night about 8pm, and have a UA wednesday at 6pm. Will this show? I am 5'7 160lbs
Maybe: it dependsThe half life of alprazolam is ab..out 28 hours. 5 days later it may be almost all gone, but not quite. If you are overweight or of Asian descent, the half life is about a third longer; then it will most probably show on a Urine Drug Screen. The sensitivity and reliability of the test is also a question; it can vary widely. Sober is not correct. Alprazolam is considered a sedative... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently cut back from 3-5 drinks a night for years, had 3 sober days and felt great. A week later, had 3 beers and woke up with anxiety. Withdrawal?
It is possible: You didn't mention what happened after 3rd day until a week later? Alcohol withdrawal could be fatal and could happen up to 7 days from the last drink. If you didn't drink for 7 days, then start drinking, it is less likely that you are withdrawing, but it is possible if your alcohol level is less than what you are used to. You should seek professional help to deal with alcohol dependence. ...Read more
I have been sober for over 10 months. I had about 8 drinks last night, will that show up on a typical hair test given to obtain a job?
Why do I urinate so often I always go to the bathroom all day all night? I'm young fit when I'm sober but both my grandfathers had diabetes
If you have to pee test and smoked weed 3 or 4 days ago after being sober for 43 days, drink allot of coffee the night before, is passing a possibility?
Hi. I had one shot of tequila on Saturday and decided it was a mistake so i threw it up approx. 45 minutes later. will my Monday lab test be positive? I'm a 145 pound male. I'm in recovery and i fear that I'm gonna be kicked out of my sober house.
Alcoholism: I commend you for letting go of your Alcohol Dependence and staying in a Sober House. I understand your worry about being kicked out of Sober House It is good to be honest about your use of Taquila, and then throwing it Lab Test on Monday will not be positive after using Taquila on Saturday. Accept your problem of Alcohol Dependence, Inform your AA Sponsor See a Therapist. Attend AA Meetings ...Read more
When should medical attn be sought for alcohol withdrawal? Drinking 7-8 beers/night for 2 yrs. Sober 48hrs. Nitesweats, fast heart, sleep trouble
Stop drinking: First and foremost, and this can be dangerous in smoke drinkers - if you get morning shakes or severe anxiety, you may need medical help. Use of support groups, including aa, smart recovery, women for sobriety, lifering secular recovery and others. Many people need formal treatment programs which are available in most places. Talk to your doctor about a referral. Your family may need its own help. ...Read more
DTs: If you discontinue alcohol abruptly, you may go into so called "dts". This stands for delirium tremens - an acute, life threatening condition caused by abrupt cessation of alcohol intake. It is manifested by hallucinations, auditory (voices) and visual, combativeness, insomnia, psychomotor excitation, high risk of suicide and violence. People in this condition must be hospitalized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big picture: Self-mutilation generally begins when a young person feels trapped in an impossible situation, just as many zoo animals self-mutilate. The key is getting out of the situation first, then learning new attitudes and behaviors. Whether a twelve-step "sobriety" approach is right for you is a question to discuss with a professional who understands the mind. Your doctor can refer you. ...Read more
Some of them: become solid citizens, become doctors, lawyers, judges, politicians, business executives, housewives, truck drivers and everything else under the sun, and resume the productive lives they had before their addictions. Others continue with other kinds of addictive behaviors, or just continue being the same kind of human beings, but without the drug ("dry drunks.") ...Read more
Try AA: Depending on how much you have been drinking or using an addictive drug, you can stop it without medical detoxification, and begin to attend a 12 step support group each day to get you on the path to sobriety. If you have already tried this and failed multiple time then an inpatient rehab setting is the next step, and often successful. The advantage is you are away from temptation. ...Read more
Yes: Alcohol has aot of hidden calories which causes weight gain in many persons. When you remove those calories there is a weight loss that depending on severity will result in facial change. If you were taxing your liver you may have been developing small spider like veins on the cheek and nose, these too may resolve or lessen as the liver heals. ...Read more
Yes: I know quite a few success stories of staying sober after rehab. But treatment doesn't end after rehab. Most people with drug or alcohol dependance are helped by ongoing support to maintain sobriety. That can include ongoing care to treat depression or anxiety, 12 step groups, therapy, and a healthy lifestyle. Don't forget about exercise, doing things that create a sense of purpose and meaning. ...Read more
Possibly: The addictive personality means that you can easily fall prey to substitute drugs especially those that give you similar effects and your best recourse here is to just say no. I have good results in helping overcome cravings by using lavendar, peppermint and citrus essential oils in combo inhaled from the hand. The lavender is strong as Xanax (alprazolam) www.Medac4u.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I would call it sad : Before i would refer to it as "weird". This suggests that you are in an intoxicated (alcohol &/ or drugs) state a fair amount. This may also mean that you feel more disinhibited when intoxicated. Please remember that the effects of your drug & alcohol use are likely to catch up with you at some time. ...Read more
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