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Quit drinking alcohol ?

Quit drinking alcohol
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Absolutely!: What's your question? Do you have an alcohol problem? Are you addicted? Do you just want to stop? Please see your doctor for help and guidance for alcohol abuse. Check out aa, as well. ...Read more

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How do alcoholics quit drinking cold turkey?

How do alcoholics quit drinking cold turkey?

Alcoholic: Consult your pcp. There are medications for detox & relapse prevention, along with aa meetings & rehab. ...Read more

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Ways to quit smoking and drinking?

Ways to quit smoking and drinking?

Get support: You've started by asking here for help. There's no one way to quit drinking or smoking. Find what works best for you. That said, support makes a huge difference. Tell your doctor your goals. Ask about smoking cessation. Go to http://www.aa.org/ to see if AA is the next step for you. Lots of support there. Stay positive and go at your own pace. It's not how fast you go, it's staying the course. ...Read more

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Does ginger beer help quit smoking?

Does ginger beer help quit smoking?

Might for u, try it!: Whatever works for you is what works. Usually support and substitution are the best combination. Join a support group of other aspiring non-smokers and find activities that you can substitute (carrot sticks, deep breathing, meditation, running around the block, etc.). Cravings generally last only about 2-5 mins. If u distract yrself w something else for that long it will pass. Do that each time. ...Read more

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Is drinking tea healthly? Trying to stop drinking soda

That depends on: type and amount of tea. Even teas can have side effects. However green, red & white tea and some herbals can have beneficial effects on health when used in moderation. These would usually be a better choice than sodas. ...Read more

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Vomiting black after drinking to much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana?

Vomiting black after drinking to much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana?

Probably : Related to gastritis or a gastric ulcer or an esophageal injury from the vomitting. You need to be examined by your doctor. You also need to abstain from alcohol( and drugs) before you do some serious damage that may affect your life in the shsort run or worse cause chronic liver disease, to mention just 2 negatives from the excesses. Be smart...You are not as immortal as you think. ...Read more

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What's harder: quit smoking, drinking or procrastinating?

What's harder: quit smoking, drinking or procrastinating?

Chantix: Look closely at the getquit program one of the first two, not the third. ...Read more

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How to quit drinking alcohol ?

How to quit drinking alcohol ?

With dedication: First, you realize you have a problem, then with dedication and a lot of support from friends and family, you start the journey of quitting. Therapy may help, aa meeting are very beneficial, in severe cases, some medications can help with a doctors supervision. ...Read more

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Help please! is drinking mixed alcoholic drink better than just drinking beers?

Both are bad: Mixed drinks and beer are the same after a fashion. The rule is alcohol in the drink. Making a mixed drink, you may get more alcohol in the drink than the 1oz the drink calls for. Beer can vary with alcohol by volume (german weiss/wheat beers versus american lagers). So neither is better. ...Read more

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Can smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee make you lazy?

Can smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee make you lazy?

No: Laziness is a choice. 'get busy living or get busy dying.' --morgan freeman. ...Read more

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How to quit smoking and alcoholic?

How to quit smoking and alcoholic?

One step at a time: The person smoking or alcoholic is first going to have to be motivated themselves to quit. If that person is you that is great news as realizing the problem and then seeking the help needed is the first step. Get a small support group to encourage you then start looking for professional help such as: http://www.Lung.Org/stop-smoking/ or the anonymous programs like alcoholics anonymous. ...Read more

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Can I lose weight from just drinking wine and smoking ciggs?

Can I lose weight from just drinking wine and smoking ciggs?

Not healthily: If wine and cigarettes are your only diet, count on liver disease and a whole lot more as time draws on. You may lost weight or not -- wine has a lot of calories. ...Read more

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How can I quit drinking alcohol after 7 months of drinking?

If you can't: If you want to stop alcohol, but you can't, it's called alcoholism. Seek help from your doctor, a drug/alcohol counselor and aa. ...Read more

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Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

Can e-cigarettes help people quit smoking?

YES -- ABSOLUTELY: To quit smoking via VAPING you start by using whatever vaping liquid gets you to quit smoking completely, then, over time, switch away from tobacco flavored liquids to non-tobacco flavored liquids (very few experienced vapors use tobacco flavors) then switch to FLAVORLESS liquids (FLAVOR=RISK) containing only Glycerin and nicotine, and then taper-down the nicotine. Vaping glycerin only is safe. ...Read more

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Wheezing after quitting smoking?

Wheezing after quitting smoking?

How long after?: If you just quit smoking very recently, the wheezing can come from the resultant increase in sputum production that occurs after the bronchial tree's mucociliary elevator starts up again (long story) and as such may stop after several weeks. However, the fear would be that emphysema has already set in, and this wheeze would be permanent, then. ...Read more

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Sick after smoking marijuana?

Sick after smoking marijuana?

Marijuana: Marijuana can make you sick from toxins absorbed( smoke), oxygen deprivation, or other over-indulgances combined with smoking. ...Read more

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Vomiting black after drinking too much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana...Is that serious?

Vomiting black after drinking too much alcohol (beer) and smoking marijuana...Is that serious?

Really serious!: Black or coffee-ground looking material likely is blood denatured by acid in your stomach. You're bleeding! stop the beer and smokes, avoid nsaid's (like ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) advil, aspirin) and get yourself right to the emergency room please (call 911 now if you're dizzy or weakening). ...Read more

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Help please! is drinking coffee bad?

Help please! is drinking coffee bad?

No. Quite healthy!: Coffee is the most consumed pharmacologically active beverage. Previously considered "unhealthy, " it now has been shown to have many significant health benefits. It decreases risk for stroke, heart attack, diabetes 2, cancer, alzheimer's, and parkinson's disease. Some people will experience jitters and sleeplessness. They should drink less. But up to 5 cups per day-health benefits accummulate! ...Read more

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I quit smoking but now can't stop eating?

I quit smoking but now can't stop eating?

Dont start back: You are a nicotine addict. Your subconscious wants you to start smoking. You are having withdrawal. Food temporarily helps. HOWEVER, you need to pick your fail points. Men want someone to tell them to start smoking again. The wife says "you are getting fat" etc. Be especially careful about how you treat others. What will you do when they say "I liked you better nicer when you smoked. ...Read more

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