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My dad is an alcoholic and gets violent when he drinks. Where can I get help?

My dad is an alcoholic and gets violent when he drinks.  Where can I get help?

ACOA: Adult children of alcoholics (acoa) is a branch of aa and can found locally at www.Adultchildren.Org they serve as a place to talk about your experience with others who have had similar experiences. If you still live at home with your father you may want to get out of the house when he's drinking. Consider therapy for yourself, having an alcoholic parent can be extremely stressful. ...Read more

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Should i stop drinking - my dad and most of his family are alcoholics, could it be passed down to me?

Should i stop drinking - my dad and most of his family are alcoholics, could it be passed down to me?

Worth considering: I had a colleague in an addictions practice who routinely advised anyone with a strong family history of alcoholism not to begin consuming alcohol, and if they did, to strongly consider stopping. Genetics are not the only influence, and many people with + family histories never get into any trouble with alcohol, but they are at greater risk. ...Read more

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My dad is letting me have my first alcoholic drink, but I ate 3 shrimp an hour ish ago, will that cause adverse affects? Will I vomit?

My dad is letting me have my first alcoholic drink, but I ate 3 shrimp an hour ish ago, will that cause adverse affects? Will I vomit?

Depends: It's better to imbibe with food In your stomach to slow down the absorption of alcohol into your blood stream. Drinking stronger alcoholic beverages may irritate your stomach lining and cause vomiting. I don't mean to be judgemental, but I think 16 is too young to start drinking alcohol and I worry about various adverse reactions in the immature body. ...Read more

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My dad was admitted with acute pancreatitis. Alcoholic pancreatitis. He received 2 blood transfusions. He refuses to quit drinking. What will happen?

My dad was admitted with acute pancreatitis. Alcoholic pancreatitis. He received 2 blood transfusions. He refuses to quit drinking. What will happen?

Potentially can die: Your father is unfortunately in a very tenuous situation. If he has received blood transfusions, I would assume his liver has been compromised and is failing, the lining of his esophagus(food pipe) and stomach being irritated and inflamed and is at risk for bleeding/ ulcers. Your father has to stop drinking now or he will endure a host of complications that will lead to his death. Talk to his doc ...Read more

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If I get an Asian flush when I drink, does this mean i'm more likely to become an alcoholic?

If I get an Asian flush when I drink, does this mean i'm more likely to become an alcoholic?

Not likely: An "asian flush" is caused by a deficiency in an enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase. This interrupts a specific step in ethanol breakdown that allows acetaldehyde to build up, causing the symptoms you experience. This can be caused by certain drugs such as antebuse and certain antibiotics. Many people find this extremely unpleasant and curtail their drinking as a result. ...Read more

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Can you get alcoholic cardiomyopathy in 1 year by drinking heavy every 1-3 days at age 24-25?

Can you get alcoholic cardiomyopathy in 1 year by drinking heavy every 1-3 days at age 24-25?

Absolutely : Alcohol in large quantities is cardiotoxic and this amount of drinking can lead to cardiomyopathy. The good news is that stopping drinking and taking heart medications can resolve the problem. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to get through to an alcoholic who's on a major drinking binge?

When some one is: Drinking or drunk - they may not listen too well. It is usually easier to talk to someone when they are sober. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis about a year ago - can drink at all? And why do I get drink off just 1 or 2 beers now? My husband was diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis about a year ago... He served in the military where they treated him a disease

Diagnosed with  alcoholic hepatitis about a year ago - can drink at all?  And why do I get drink off just 1 or 2 beers now? My husband was diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis about a year ago...  He served in the military where they treated him a disease

He : He gets drunk after just a beer or two now because of his alcoholic hepatitis. The hepatitis means that his liver cells have become inflammed (injured). The unhealthy liver cells can no longer metabolize (break down) the alcohol he drinks. When his liver was healthier, the cells could metabolize the alcohol. If he continues to drink, he may well develop cirrhosis. Cirrhosis destroys liver cells and creates fibrous scar tissue. Since we need our liver to metabolize a lot more than just alcohol, it is essential to live. Please look up alanon in your yellow pages. You clearly would benefit from the knowledge and support that this group can provide. Your participation is anonymous and there is no fee to join. Please show this to your husband: no if's and or but's. If you continue to drink, even lesser amounts than before, you will be killing yourself. There are three outcomes for an alcoholic: sobriety, insanity or death. If you elect for sobriety, than let your doctor know and he / she can assist you with obtaining rehabilitation and detoxification if indicated. Alcoholics anonymous is the best back bone for any program of sobriety. Getting a good 12 step sponsor is another essential. Your wife cared enough to contact this site. I hope that you are willing to take the next step in saving your life. For help with finding alcoholic anonymous meetings in san diego you can check under "find an aa meeting" at the www.Aa.Org website. My best to you and your wife. Sincerely and respectfully, dr. Heidi fowler. ...Read more

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I am an alcoholic and three days ago i was drinking while watch a video on my computer. I don't remember what happened but i woke up to find myself on the floor feeling like i was dying. I forced myself to get to the emergency call cord and pull it. The r

I am an alcoholic and three days ago i was drinking while watch a video on my computer. I don't remember what happened but i woke up to find myself on the floor feeling like i was dying. I forced myself to get to the emergency call cord and pull it. The r

You didn't finish: But it sounds like you had a withdrawal seizure. This can happen even while people are still drinking, if they have cut way back on the amount of alcohol. This has to be a wake-up call for you to get help for your alcoholism. There are many treatment programs, especially in large urban centers, and self-help programs like 12-step or smart recovery can help, but you need medical help first now! ...Read more

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How many years of drinking heavily can it take for an alcoholic to get chronic liver failure?

How many years of drinking heavily can it take for an alcoholic to get chronic liver failure?

Depends: Unfortunately, too many variables to answer online--genetics, volume / concentration of alcohol, quality of alcohol, any other drugs/meds, any infections (acute or chronic), etc., can all impact how long a liver can hold out under toxic assault--could be a few to many years. Pro-liver-health supplements can help prolong this also. ...Read more

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I have only had 4 alcoholic beverages in my life. With every sip i get a burning tingle in my rectal area. Is that normal? Is it because i don't drink

I have only had 4 alcoholic beverages in my life. With every sip i get a burning tingle in my rectal area. Is that normal? Is it because i don't drink

not common: The nerves of the digestive system are complex and not well understood. It is possible that there is some connection between alcohol contact in the mouth and rectal sensation. It could also be that your own emotional response to drinking is driving neurological response at the rectum. Perhaps the easy thing to do is stop drinking. Maybe one day we will understand this better. ...Read more

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How long after I get my tongue pierced can I have an alcoholic drink?

How long after I get my tongue pierced can I have an alcoholic drink?

Don't do it : Tongue studs can damage your teeth and may be swallowed . I have seen patients who had this happen to them. The alcohol issue just depends on how long the area takes to heal as it may be sensitive while it's raw. ...Read more

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Why does my face, elbows and knees turn red and and get itchy when I drink alcoholic drinks? Has happened ever since after my daughter was born in '13

Why does my face, elbows and knees turn red and and get itchy when I drink alcoholic drinks? Has happened ever since after my daughter was born in '13

Enzyme deficiency: Women naturally have a lower amount of an enzyme which breaks down alcohol. Sex hormone levels also affect the level of this enzyme. Besides that you may have mast cell dysfunction affecting the levels of histamine. Testing would be required to determine which of these it is ...Read more

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Why I get itchy hives after drinking certain alcoholic beverages i.E. Beer, some red wine etc but ok with others? 

Why I get itchy hives after drinking certain alcoholic beverages i.E. Beer, some red wine etc but ok with others? 

Tough question : Because wine & beer don't share common ingredients other than alcohol & you tolerate other alcoholic beverages. You might have 2 allergies - hops & something else in wine. Try michelob - supposedly made with rice hops. Is there a pattern to your wine hives - grape variety, region of origin, etc. Or be the designated driver. You may not be the life of the party but you will help save lives. ...Read more

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Can hsv2 cause a red rash that scabs over with white dry crusted scab, get it around the corner of my mouth and worse while drinking alcoholic drinks?

Can hsv2 cause a red rash that scabs over with white dry crusted scab, get it around the corner of my mouth and worse while drinking alcoholic drinks?

Possibly: If so, and it recurs, it would probably either heal quickly or get re-infected over and over. The only way to really know is a culture early in the process as it may be free of active virus very quickly. ...Read more