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How should I feel now that I quit drinking?

How should I feel now that I quit drinking?

Up to you: It's up to you of course -- but i hope you'll feel like getting into a recovery program to maintain your sobriety and find new ways of enjoying your life. Congratulations for deciding to quit drinking. For most people, this is a moment-by-moment decision -- and supports like aa help. ...Read more

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Why would need counseling to quit drinking?

Why would   need counseling to quit drinking?

Mutual support helps: Counseling may help the alcoholic learn how to use mutual support. ...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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Hi docs, would i lose a lot of weight if i quit drinking soda?

Hi docs, would i lose a lot of weight if i quit drinking soda?

That would be a good: Move for weight loss. In a study which was supported by the national heart, lung ; blood institute, it was noted that use of diet sodas is related to ^’ed fasting blood glucose levels ; that the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus is higher in people who drink at least 1 diet soda per day vice people who don’t drink them. Regular sodas are loaded with calories that have no nutrionitional benefit. ...Read more

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Will you still have enlarged blood cells even after you quit drinking?

Will you still have enlarged blood cells even after you quit drinking?

Depends: If the large cells, macrocytosis, is due to alcohol use, it would disappear in 2-3 months. If there are other causes, e.g., folate (folic acid) deficiency, that would need to be corrected. ...Read more

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Is it possible, or safe, for an alcoholic to quit drinking "cold turkey"?

Is it possible, or safe, for an alcoholic to quit drinking "cold turkey"?

Possible-yes/Safe?: Yes, one can quit cold turkey. Depending on the lenght of drinking and amount of drinking, safety may be a real factor. I have seen people withdraw adequately on their own. However, I do not recommend this without medical supervision. Dt's/withdrawal can be a life threatening process and require days and days in an ICU on high doses of IV medications. Get help! ...Read more

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I quit drinking & i'm gonna be sober forever, but i'm in acute withdrawal. My mind won't slow down. Any advice?

I quit drinking & i'm gonna be sober forever, but i'm in acute withdrawal. My mind won't slow down. Any advice?

Withdrawal symptoms: If having acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms, go to an er for help. They may also help you get into an alcohol rehabilitation program once the acute phase has passed. ...Read more