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Doctor insights on: Positive Affirmations For Alcohol

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Are there any positive benefits to drinking alcohol?

Are there any positive benefits to drinking alcohol?

Possibly-low doses: There have been associations (which does not necessarily mean that alcohol is the CAUSE of the effect) between low dose alcohol (up to 2 drinks per day in men and 1 drink in women and men over 60) and improvement in HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol), with a lower rate of coronary heart disease/heart attack, which are the major cause of death in the western world. Exercise works even better. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false positive alcohol reading if you did not have any alcohol?

Is it possible to get a false positive alcohol reading if you did not have any alcohol?

Yes: If you are refering to urine tests that look for metabolites, it is possible but not likely. Could be excessive use of alcohol based hand sanitizers. One case i'm aware of is using vanilla extract in alcohol base put in coffee, though using it in cooking should get rid of alcohol. Possible using alcohol based mouthwash, should be avoided any way in someone with history of alcoholism. Nyquil. ...Read more

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Can using products with grain alcohol test positive with etg test?

No: Etg is ethyl glocuronide. Grain alcohol is methyl alcohol. Please note that you should not be using methyl alcohol without proper protections as it has serious toxic effects. ...Read more

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Why did I test positive for alcohol after taking and alcohol free cough syrup ?

Why did I test positive for alcohol after taking and alcohol free cough syrup ?

Did you take: any other meds along with the cough syrup? Did you drink the night before? Otherwise I have no explanation as to why you tested positive. ...Read more

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If you get drunk one night 3 months before a hair alcohol test, will it test positive or negative?

If you get drunk one night 3 months before a hair alcohol test, will it test positive or negative?

I am not aware of: a hair analysis for alcohol use. They can detect other substances however. Three months should not be a problem. ...Read more

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I take a etg test 2x a week.I tested positive for alcohol 1x a week for 3 weeks in a row.Gcms neg. Can cetearyl alcohol cause a positive on a etg test?

False positive ETG: Ethyl gluglucuronide (etg) is a breakdown product of ethyl alcohol. It is a good test used to confirm sobriety because it is present in urine much longer than ethanol. Although it is most sensitive for ethyl alcohol, the test can produce a positive result if sufficient amount of other alcohols are consumed/absorbed which are also broken down by the body into ethanol and then into etg. ...Read more

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I am possitive in hepa b, its part of my job for dringking alcohol everyday please need you advice?

I am possitive in hepa b, its part of my job for dringking alcohol everyday please need you advice?

Health: I am sorry but this is simple. To live you must not drink alcohol. There are no ifs ands or buts about this. Your employer must be informed that you have a health condition that does not allow for you to drink alcohol and an accommodation must be asked for. Death is a natural outcome of liver disease. Adding alcohol to a sick liver means more rapid death. ...Read more