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Doctor insights on: Nanda Care Plan For Alcohol Abuse

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Symptoms of alcohol abuse?

Symptoms of alcohol abuse?

Many: Binge drinking, drinking that affects work and relationships. Look up the cage questions and seek help if you need it! ...Read more

Alcohol Abuse (Definition)

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


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Can you die from alcohol abuse?

Can you die from alcohol abuse?

Yes, indeed!: Alcohol abuse can slowly affect one's liver. End result is death from liver failure due to cirrosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Alcohol abuse?

What are the tests for Alcohol abuse?

There are none.: If your pattern of drinking is excessive and daily then a problem exists. If people have told you this and you are avoiding people and situations due your tendency to be drunk easily then a problem exists. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Alcohol abuse?

What are the symptoms of Alcohol abuse?

Alcohol Abuse: Alcohol abuse refers to use of alcohol to the extent that it interferes with core responsibilities and tasks (family, work responsibilities), or causes negative outcomes (e.g., DUI). Abuse can progress to dependence with physical and psychological addiction - increased tolerance (need more to get the same effect), withdrawal symptoms when not drinking, and preoccupation with drinking. ...Read more

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Does alcohol abuse change your peronality

Does alcohol abuse change your peronality

IT CAN: Certainly while intoxicated you lose inhibitions and can have a "personality change". Also long term effects of alcohol on mood and physical condition. If you question your alcohol use, then you clearly have an alcohol problem get help there is so much that you can do like aa, medications, detox, therapy, and treatment for depression or anxiety that may underlie the abuse. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about alcohol abuse?

How much should I worry about alcohol abuse?

Alot: Alcohol abuse can affect many organ systems -- especially liver, nervous system, heart, immune and gastrointestinal. Drink only in moderation if your doctor says that it is ok. Usually, one beer or glass of wine per day, or one shot of liquor. But, always check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Alcohol abuse?

What are the risk factors for Alcohol abuse?

Alcohol Abuse RiskFa: Risk factors for Alcohol abuse:

•Alcohol Dependence of parent (s)
•Parental abuse and neglect of children
•Antisocial, sexually deviant, or mentally ill parents
•family violence
•separation, divorce, or death of parent (s)
•Racial discrimination
•Living in an economically depressed area with:
•High unemployment
•Inadequate housing
•High prevalence of crime
•High prevalence of illegal drug use ...Read more

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What are the complications of Alcohol abuse?

What are the complications of Alcohol abuse?

Alcohol Abuse Compli: Complications of Alcohol Abuse
• Persisting Amnestic Disorder
• Psychotic Disorder
Mood Disorder
Sleep Disorder
• Sexual Dysfunction
• Arrhythmias
• High blood pressure
• Hepatitis
• Cirrhosis
Pancreatitis
Increased risk of developing cancers of the:
• Mouth
• Esophagus
• Throat
• Liver
• Breast
Chronic drinkers are more liable to contract diseases like Pneumonia and Tuberculosis ...Read more

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What are the signs of alcohol abuse in a teen?

What are the signs of alcohol abuse in a teen?

Underage drinking: Technically, ingestion of any illegal substance constitutes abuse. Teens may not legally drink alcohol. Therefore a teen who is drinking alcohol is suffering from alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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How to know if you are prone to alcohol abuse?

How to know if you are prone to alcohol abuse?

Interferes with life: If you are prone to alcohol abuse you will use alcohol despite knowing that there are negative consequences, if you want to drink less but feel that you can't, if you feel guilty for drinking too much, if you drink in the morning to treat hangover symptoms, if you spend more time and money obtaining and using alcohol than doing necessary daily tasks, and if alcohol interferes with work or family. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can stop drug/alcohol abuse?

Can I tell me how I can stop drug/alcohol abuse?

Treatment/Support: Find someone who specializes in addictions, to help you design a plan to deal with urges, stress, find out triggers, and the big "why? " question. Additionally, stopping addiction might bring you a sense of loss -- with all the emotions a sense of loss carries and it needs to be worked through. It's a lot of work, but doable. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I admit to needing help for alcohol abuse?

How do I admit to needing help for alcohol abuse?

Seek help!: Choose a trusted friend or family member to help you. See your personal doctor for a consultation and referral to a specialist in addiction medicine. Go to an aa meeting. Many people can and want to help you. Just reach out! Don't be ashamed. You are in good company with many famous people. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have alcohol abuse?

Could it be something bad if I have alcohol abuse?

Yes: If indeed you have alcohol abuse problems, then it is something unhealthy. Please see your doctor to decide if you have a problem or not. See my health guides for definitions of abuse. ...Read more

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How do rock stars deal with drug and alcohol abuse?

How do rock stars deal with drug and alcohol abuse?

Some, not well: Many rock stars have become examples of the worst outcomes in drug and alcohol abuse: death. Alternatively, their sagas show revolutions into and out of rehab systems, and then back again. Chemical dependency is a heartbreaking disease for anyone. For recovery, one needs sober, rock-solid supports -- and chronic exposure to others abusing alcohol/drugs in "the business" makes it much harder. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: alcohol abuse?

Abuse is specific: Abuse is the use of a substance (or doing an activity) that the user knows (or has been told by competent authority) that continued use is dangerous or unhealthful. Addiction is escalation of dose/frequency of use, drug/activity seeking, and not doing daily activities to satisfy use. ...Read more

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What are some of the conditions treated by Alcohol abuse?

What are some of the conditions treated by Alcohol abuse?

Unclear question: Alcohol abuse does not treat any conditions. Alcohol abuse may cause a variety of medical conditions. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that help you reduce alcohol abuse?

Are there any medications that help you reduce alcohol abuse?

Yes: Campral - will damage kidney in long run
antabuse- cause liver damage
trexan - cause liver damage
holistic remedy high dose L-glutamine will be safer and reduces cravings. ...Read more

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How does alcohol abuse affect community? Mentally and physically!

How does alcohol abuse affect community? Mentally and physically!

Depends: On the number of alcoholics in that community and whether it is associated with violence such as child or wife abuse. It is a deadly illness for anyone and very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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At what point does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

At what point does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

Alcohol abuse: When a person starts to lose control of his or her drinking, and develops other symptoms related to alcoholism. Here's a link that can help to see other symptoms: http://www. Webmd. Com/mental-health/addiction/understanding-alcohol-abuse-symptoms it would also be a good idea to consult with an addictions' specialist. ...Read more

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Which mental illnesses can long-term alcohol abuse cause or increase the risk of?

Which mental illnesses can long-term alcohol abuse cause or increase the risk of?

Memory problems: Long term alcohol abuse can cause something called amnestic syndrome as part of a condition called wernicke-korsokoff syndrome. With such a condition, a person's short term memory is greatly diminished and in severe cases, non-existent. One can imagine the problems not being able to remember any new information can cause. An individual with such a problem can forget all new information. ...Read more

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What does 3 years of alcohol abuse do to your body, damage & lasting risks? Average 3 promille...

Alcohol Damage: The damage is related to the amount you are using, the strength of the alcohol, and your sensitivity to your level of use. Alcohol damages the liver, then the brain, can damage the lining of the stomach. The nutritional/vitamin deficiencies can lead to further liver damage, muscle wasting, and neurological damage, including numbness, problems with strength and balance. ...Read more

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Memory. I tend to forget things easier in the last month. Either long and short term. I think it's due to my moderate alcohol abuse. I've quit already, will I regain it or is it lost forever?

Memory. I tend to forget things easier in the last month. Either long and short term. I think it's due to my moderate alcohol abuse. I've quit already, will I regain it or is it lost forever?

Check b12: Abstinence from alcohol will definitely improve your memory and focus but it may take months. Alcohol abuse can cause significant nutritional and vitamin deficiencies. Have your doctor do bloodwork such as B12 levels and start taking a good multivitamin and eat a varied diet. Do mind games, exercise and laugh. Also find out if you have sleep apnea and treat it. You will be surprised at how resilient to mind is when it is given a chance to recover. ...Read more

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Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

It can: Make you more at risk for diabetes. Heavy drinking can make you less sensitive to insulin. Also heavy drinking can cause chronic pancreatitis which can cause insulin production problems. So this can add to the risk of developing diabetes. Your genetic make up plays the largest role. But drinking can help speed things up ...Read more

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What to do if I have questions about alcohol abuse and denial.?

Ask them, I suppose: Denial is a common defense mechanism when people are engaging in behaviors that are clearly self-destructive. People with all forms of chemical dependency, including alcohol abuse, will engage in denial, minimalization, rationalization, intellectualization, projection and other defense postures to assure themselves that they are right and the rest of the world is wrong. ...Read more

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Can alcohol abuse cause retina detach?

Can alcohol abuse cause retina detach?

Alcohol abuse: Can create lots of problems. Alcohol can act as a blood thinner which can damage weak small vessels behind the eye near the retina. Please see an opthamologist and also look into a 12 step program or addictions specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the DSM criteria for substance dependence and alcohol abuse?

What are the DSM criteria for substance dependence and alcohol abuse?

Addiction: Alcohol/drugs can be robustly abused by someone but as long as the person is not addicted to it, and doesn't miss it after putting it down, the diagnosis is alcohol abuse. If, however, the person feels either physically or psychologically addicted/dependent on it and either cannot go a day without it, or binge drinks uncontrollably the diagnosis is alcohol dependence. ...Read more

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I drink alcohol every night, is this alcohol abuse?

I drink alcohol every night, is this alcohol abuse?

Depends: Safe alcohol limits in men are fewer than 15 drinks per week, and in women (and men over 60) 7 drinks per week. If you are having one glass of wine, or one shot of distilled spirits each night, you are within those limits. If you are having 2 or more, you are exposing your body/brain to some risk. If you have 4 or more drinks on one occasion, you are at high risk of alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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What is the connection with alcohol abuse and ear buzzing?

What is the connection with alcohol abuse and ear buzzing?

A Cause of Tinnitus: Alcohol among other things like caffeine can cause increase in tinnitus symptoms. If this is happening then decrease or stop alcohol intake and take vitamins and if persists see ENT to have heaing and ears evaluated. Also Aspirin and advil/ Aleve can also cause tinnitus so use tylenol (acetaminophen) instead. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cirrhosis of the liver besides alcohol abuse?

See below: Infection with hepatitis b and/or c and non-alcoholic fatty liver associated with obesity
are other common causes. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

No it cannot cause: Hiv. However, it might lead to unprotected sex, which could lead to hiv, since people's judgement is impaired and they are less inhibited under the influence of alcohol. ...Read more

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How are alcohol abuse and dependence different?

How are alcohol abuse and dependence different?

Drinking: Dependence is usually considered that you will have physical withdrawal symptoms if you stop drinking. Dependence and addiction are synonymous. Abuse is frequent or even occasional excessive drinking which is considered more than five drinks within two hours. ...Read more

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What long term effects of alcohol abuse are common?

Varied and severe: Long term alcohol abuse has a variety of negative physical and psychological symptoms including vitamin deficiency, liver damage, premature aging, dementia, and chronic sleep deficiency due to inhibition of rem sleep. It is nothing to take lightly, and treatment should be sought as soon as possible to avoid the start of permanent damage. ...Read more

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Can alcohol abuse or over-use lead to appendicitis?

Can alcohol abuse or over-use lead to appendicitis?

Alcohol use&appedici: Alcohol abuse or alcohol use has no relationship with appendicitis. ...Read more

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Is alcohol abuse more common in Europe than in America?

Is alcohol abuse more common in Europe than in America?

Highly variable: There are countries where there is a great deal more alcohol USE by most people (like Italy and France) but fewer people with alcoholism. And there are countries where far more people are abstinent (particularly women) but those who drink are very likely to be alcoholic (slavic countries like Russia and Poland). It varies by ethnic group and culture, as well as societal norms. ...Read more

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Do women face greater health risks from alcohol abuse than men?

Do women face greater health risks from alcohol abuse than men?

No: According to the CDC, US men have higher rates of alcohol abuse and dependence (17% lifetime) than women (8%). Men also have much higher rates of injury and hospitalization related to alcohol. Male drivers are twice as likely to be intoxicated in fatal car accidents than female drivers. Men who commit suicide are more likely than women to have consumed alcohol. ...Read more

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What's the difference between heavy alcohol abuse and heroin abuse?

OVERDOSE BOTH FATAL: Alcohol is legal for adults over 21 in us and over 18 in many other countries
both are addictive, overdose of both can be fatal. But heroin abuse can cause many medical problems like aids, hepatitis b and c, and is more addictive and dangerous than alcohol
alcohol is served everywhere there are celebrations and in limited quanity may ba beneficial for heart but too much causes liver/heart diseass. ...Read more

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How can doctors help homeless people who have alcohol abuse problems?

Ask for help: Unfortunately, treating people who do not want to be treated or do not understand that they have to be treated is almost useless. Working with homeless person requires a team: social services, case management, environment, and only then medications, for which you need a doctor. Have everything in place, and a doctor will become one of the referrals that a person will receive. ...Read more

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How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

Multiple: Workers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs represent major safety concern at their workplace in that they are usually prone to injuries due to impaired attention and accuracy in performing their job. Also, they create unsafe and disruptive environment for their co-workers due to inadequate behavior and failure to comply with the job code. ...Read more

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