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Is There Such A Thing As Residual Alcohol Build Up
No: Alcohol is generally metabolized at the rate of one ounce per hour. Once all the alcohol is metabolized, it is gone from the body. It does not build up. One can, however, have residual effects from alcohol, especially with heavy drinking. Alcohol can adversely affect every organ in the body, except, interestingly, the kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for very small amounts of alcohol, like residual alcohol in food, to trigger withdrawal symptoms?
Very unlikely: While this is very unlikely, some people are unbelievably sensitive. Also, all people are very responsive to expectancies and that can do amazing physical things to us. You body may know how to do w/drawal and it gets triggered by the idea of alcohol. Discuss w/ Dr or therapist if you continue to suffer after this reassurance. ...Read more
If you have an : Alcohol problem - encourage you to become involved in alcoholics anonymous. Call your sponsor if you have cravings. Read from the big book. Call someone on your support phone tree. An addiction medicine specialist may prescribe medications to decrease symptoms. Auricular acupuncture reduces alcohol cravings. If you have a behavioral health provider let them know about your struggle. ...Read more
Alcohol induced: There is an alcohol-induced psychotic disorder with delusions and hallucinations, but it's not the same as schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is an independent and chronic mental illness on its own -- with a different longitudinal course and usually family history also. Alcohol could certainly worsen symptoms in someone with schizophrenia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it more healthy to mix whisky with water than coke ? Which is less damaging to the body? I know all alcohol is bad but this is only a 1 night thing
Doesn't matter.: If truly only for one night, then there are no risks to mixing it with either water or Coke. The alcohol is certainly the ingredient that has the most potential for harm. If used long-term, it would probably be better to mix with water, just to avoid the sugars in the soft drink. However, it is not a good idea to drink whiskey on a regular basis. Good luck, and enjoy your evening. Cheers! ...Read more
I do not drink alcohol.... I had a blackout that lasted @ 4 hours. I had sat down to watch a hockey game... Next thing i remember is waking up. Why?
Global amnesia: is a serious symptom. You should see your doctor as soon as possible for a thorough evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more