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Ethanol/Methanol: Sterno is a mixture of ethanol and methanol and a gelling agent. Idiots strain it, mix it with fruit juice and call it "squeeze." methanol basically pickles your brain and any other organ in contacts with. Used appropriately it is great for keeping the food on the buffet line warm, but that is its only legitimate use. ...Read more
Right sterno sticks out/clicks, right shldr blade clicks, ribs sore, Thoracic O.S symptoms/neuropathy.Esoph spasms, always swallowing air.All related?
Can B but not direct: Your right sternum and shoulder blade, rib complex can be related musculoskeletally to create the clicking action. The thoracic outlet syndrome with neuropathy is usually a lower extremity (arm/neck) issue. Esophageal spasm can occur from vagal nerve roots, and/or cervical ganglion issues. So, taking advil or ibuprofen can cause gastritis, and spasms. ...Read more
Motif?: Your motif for this is what matters, to support a friend or family member, absolutely, make sure it is an open meeting and not a closed meeting which is only for alcoholics or addicts. Just out of curiosity or to people watch, probably not, going into a field such as counseling or social work, maybe. Looking for some support for yourself, look online, there are 12 step meetings for many issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably them: Most addicts have very strong defense mechanisms. Denial, literally they just can't see the problem.They justify, minimize, rationalize, intellectualize, lots more " izes". One component of addiction is conflict with others. I don't know you, so all I have is my knowledge of how addiction works. I recommend finding a local counselor or other professional to help all of you figure it out. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes?: From a biological standpoint yes in my opinion, people can be sober 10, 20 or more years and still relapse severely if the substance is reintroduced. From a recovery standpoint identifying as an addict is very helpful for most. It keeps people in recovery; grounded, humble and reminds them where they were. Some don't take this same view which may work for them, but most can't escape their biology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wouldn't it be great: If we had the ability to convince an addict that they have a real problem and that they need help. People often don't see what they refuse to see. I would share your concerns and even offer the addict in your life to take them to a 12 step program. But remember, that you can't control what an addict thinks or does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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