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Inability To Stop Drinking (Overview)

Inability to stop drinking is a clinical finding in which a person can not stop drinking alcohol, possibly in spite of wanting to quit. This occurs with alcohol dependence.


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What can I do about having anxiety, racing thoughts and the inability to stop drinking?

What can I do about having anxiety, racing thoughts and the inability to stop drinking?

Anxiety, etc.: Please have a consult with your physician. It sounds like you have several issues which need addressing by speaking with a psychiatrist and beginning therapy with a psychologist. You might also give some thought to beginning an aa program in your area. ...Read more

Inability To Stop Drinking (Overview)

Inability to stop drinking is a clinical finding in which a person can not stop drinking alcohol, possibly in spite of wanting to quit. This occurs with alcohol dependence.


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I need to get rid of a pot belly that I got when I drank years ago (but quit drinking)?

I need to get rid of a pot belly that I got when I drank years ago (but quit drinking)?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your. ...Read more

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Is there something I can take that will help prevent seizures while trying to stop drinking?

Is there something I can take that will help prevent seizures while trying to stop drinking?

Alcohol withdrawal: It is dangerous to suddenly stop drinking on your own. You need professional help to keep you safe from dts and seizures that could be life threatening. Get help! ...Read more

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What can I do about having anxiety, racing thoughts and the inability to stop drinking?

Anxiety, etc.: Please have a consult with your physician. It sounds like you have several issues which need addressing by speaking with a psychiatrist and beginning therapy with a psychologist. You might also give some thought to beginning an aa program in your area. ...Read more

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How to help one to stop drinking?

How to help one to stop drinking?

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

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How can I stop drinking.........?

How can I stop drinking.........?

Reach out for help: Right away. Call a trusted family member or friend (who doesn't drink) and ask for help. Find out where your local aa meetings are and plan to visit one every night this week, if they are available. Get a sponsor at aa!
find an addiction psychotherapist or psychiatrist to help you sort through all of the emotional issues and help you with medication if indicated. ...Read more

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Can a shrink help me stop drinking?

Can a shrink help me stop drinking?

Yes: See a psychiatrist who treats addiction to set up a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can stop drinking?

Can I tell me how I can stop drinking?

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

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How can I know if I should stop drinking?

How can I know if I should stop drinking?

If you are asking: Then you have a problem and need to seek help. Try counseling or AA. ...Read more

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How can I help my boyfriend stop drinking?

How can I help my boyfriend stop drinking?

Get expert help: Excess drinking is a major health problem and requires expert diagnosis and treatment. One can join an offshot of aa called alanon for friends and relatives of problem drinkers to find out how to help the problem drinker. ...Read more

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How can I stop drinking without joining aa?

How can I stop drinking without joining aa?

Counseling: Find a counselor that specializes in addictions. See an addiction specialist, medications may be helpful with other support but not magic by themselves.

Aa is not the only way to get sober, with that said it is an amazing program that has changed many peoples lives, and most of them did not want to go either in the beginning.

Seek some type of healthy support from others. Be willing. ...Read more

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How do I get my boyfriend to stop drinking?

How do I get my boyfriend to stop drinking?

First: Be aware that you can't make him stop drinking. Second - let him know that you care & spell out your specific concerns. Third- go to al anon meetings to learn to cope with & handle caring about someone with a substance abuse problem. Fourth- you can encourage (but not push) him to attend an alcoholics anonymous meeting (if he has a drinking problem). ...Read more

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How can I get myself to stop drinking so many sugary drinks?

Start substituting: Easiest way is to have healthy substitutes such as spring water handy, not buy the sugar drinks and bring them home, read labels for sugar content, high fructose corn syrup etc. Sometimes behavioral therapy techniques taught by psychologists can help such as self-monitoring, rewards, etc. Keep trying, it's not as hard as one might fear. ...Read more

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How do I get him to stop drinking and seek professional help?

Family intervene: Try a family intervention and see if that helps. Hard problem to solve unless the person wants the help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to stop drinking?

If you have a: Drinking problem - the best organization I know of for sobriety is alcoholics anonymous. ...Read more

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Are medications prescribed to help people stop drinking effective?

Are medications prescribed to help people stop drinking effective?

Alcoholism: All the medications used do not help you to stop drinking - they just help you decrease the daily consumption. You still need to do other things to assist. ...Read more

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I really want to stop drinking but don't really want to go to aa. What else can I do?

I really want to stop drinking but don't really want to go to aa. What else can I do?

Counseling: Find a counselor that specializes in addictions. See an addiction specialist, medications may be helpful with other support but not magic by themselves.

Aa is not the only way to get sober, with that said it is an amazing program that has changed many peoples lives, and most of them did not want to go either in the beginning.

Seek some type of healthy support from others. Be willing. ...Read more

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Quit drinking nescafe is better for health? I drink everyday one cup And I like to stop it if its healthier

Quit drinking nescafe is better for health? I drink everyday one cup And I like to stop it if its healthier

No: A single cup of coffee a day is perfectly safe. In fact, there is evidence that mild to moderate caffeine intake can boost memory and concentration, improve reaction time, and improve athletic performance. Just don't overindulge, as too much caffeine won't improve the benefits, but will make you urinate quite a lot. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can you stop drinking soda?

How can you stop drinking soda?

Just don't drink it!: Tapering off soda is probably the best way to do it: try mixing in other beverages that aren't carbonated. If, for example, you drink 5 cans of soda a day, start by cutting down to 4 a day for a week, then 3, and so on. Make it a point to drink water or any other type of healthy drink and increase those as you decrease your soda. Maybe you'll end up liking something else better that's healthy! ...Read more

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Will I lose weight if I stop drinking?

Certainly: If by drinking you mean alcohol, you would most certainly lose weiht if you are drinking excessive amounts. Alcohol has a very high caloric content which they body converts to and preserves as fat therby causing weight gain. ...Read more

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How do I stop drinking coffee everyday?

Slowly: Try weaning off slowly, start with fewer cups or switch to half-caff and remove the coffee a little at a time. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to stop drinking diet soda?

Is it recommended to stop drinking diet soda?

Yes...: Soda pop contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protection from the dental enamel, the tissue underneath is susceptible to cavities, root canals & even extractions. Sugar is an additional cavity causing issue, so consider rinsing your mouth after drinking diet soda & soda containing sugar. Water is best. ...Read more

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Will cellulite reduce if I stop drinking soft drinks?

Will cellulite reduce if I stop drinking soft drinks?

Soda - Cellulite: Although eliminating sodas from your diet is a healthy choice - do not expect it to reduce or remove any cellulite that you currently have. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could make my dad stop drinking?

We don't have: The power to control someone else's behavior. I would tell him that you care, express your concern, Ask him to see his doctor. Offer to take him to AA. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get my dad to stop drinking?

We don't have: The power to control someone else's behavior. I would tell him that you care, express your concern, Ask him to see his doctor. Offer to take him to AA. ...Read more

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Is it ok to stop drinking sodas and start caffeine pills?

Is it ok to stop drinking sodas and start caffeine pills?

Probably Not.: Caffeine from natural sources- coffee, teas, dark chocolate- is probably good for health in general. Caffeine, however, is not designed to treat fatigue or sleepiness or any other condition.

Not a fan of soda (diet or regular) or caffeine pills. They won't address the cause.

My general approach would be, after a good medical eval from pcp, to test neurotransmitters and adrenal function. ...Read more

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If you suddenly stop quit drinking what do withdrawals feel like?

If you suddenly stop quit drinking what do withdrawals feel like?

Jittery to seizure: Depending on how much and how long have you been drinking, withdrawal can be mild symptoms of jitteriness, anxiety, sleep disturbance, sweating, diarrhea, headache etc. To more severe symptoms such as confusion, delirium, hallucination, tremors and some case of seizure--bad! So, if u have been a heavy drinker, consult doc for treatment. Stay sober, stay well, stay alive. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is it that if you stop drinking diet sodas you can loose weight?

Why is it that if you stop drinking diet sodas you can loose weight?

Diet=bad: Diet sodas have artificial sweeteners in them which actually increase your appetite and inhibit weight loss. Stay away from diet soda! ...Read more