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I Think I May Have A Drinking Problem What Are Some Tell Tale Signs
Alcohol abuse is reoccuring use of alcoholic beverages despite their negative consequences. It results in harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work. Often people who abuse alcohol fail to fulfill their responsibilities and can drink in dangerous situations such as when driving, which gets them into legal difficulties. Alcohol abuse can ...Read more
He knows: Although not all men have people-sense or are good communicators, he's well-aware. This may be why communication has broken down, and in fact his silence may be out of a desire to protect you / the marriage. You can share many wonderful things that don't involve alcohol. Alanon for him; a physician office visit for you as a couple. Congratulations on taking the first step. ...Read more
Is going 10 days free from alcohol is a good sign that i don't have a drinking problem or not? (i was drinking every 3 or 4 days drinks)
Alcohol problem?: Congratulations on not drinking alcohol for 10 days if you think you have a problem. However, abstaining from alcohol does not necessarily mean you are free from alcohol dependence. Many an AA member has 'fallen off the wagon' after a much longer time sober. A more detailed history is needed to assess your risk properly. Talk to your doctor. See: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/alcoholism-and-alcohol-abuse.htm I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Not necessarily: It may mean that you miss an activity that you previously enjoyed. However, if you find that you are having difficulty not drinking despite the knowledge that it may harm you and your fetus then you could have a problem. ...Read more
My boyfriend is a general surgery resident and has a severe drinking problem(12 pack or more a day).. My question is what are the signs that I need to?
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
If you ask...: Validated self assessment questionaires (saast) esixt, but here is a starter: you may have a problem if any of these is "yes": cage c - have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking? A- have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? G - have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking? E - eye opener: have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves? ...Read more
Be candid: Be candid about your concerns.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tell person: Tell the person. He/she will either acknowledge or deny. Suggest aa if the former. Many will deny it, if so, tell them that most alcoholics deny the problem. Try to ensure they don't drink and drive, if u can. This is a big problem and often without easy answers. Try alanon if the person is a close relative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be honest: Be honest about your concerns, let that person know how you think their drinking has affected them and you. Try not to blame and make statements like "you make me feel bad".Instead say " i feel sad or hurt when this or that happens because of your drinking. Go to an alanon meeting for yourself for support as well. Be honest sincere and then the ball is in their court. Set boundries if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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