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Doctor insights on: Stop Alcohol Cravings Naturally

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Is there any type of drug to stop you craving alcohol ?

Is there any type of drug to stop you craving alcohol ?

Yes, but . . .: There are medications that can help with alcohol craving, but it's most important to have a frank discussion with your doctor about treatments for this. Try to be open-minded about options and avoid anchoring on the idea of using one drug to stop another. "Behavioral therapies", such as Alcoholics Anonymous, are cheap, readily available, and show long-term effectiveness. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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Can I get medical treatment to stop craving alcohol?

Can I get medical treatment to stop craving alcohol?

Yes: 1. Aa helps, even though is not ideal. 2. There are many reasons people crave alcohol. Are you anxious? Blood sugar regulation problem? I treat patients with medications, but you can find in the literature that vitamins and supplements also help: vit b1, b3, b6, b12; magnesium, 5-htp, kudzu, etc etc etc. Talk to the doctor. ...Read more

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What are casual alcohol cravings?

Depends: The NIH says that more than one drink per day for women or 2 drinks per day for men may suggest a problem with alcohol. Cravings are usually defined as thoughts about drinking. These are problematic if you have (or have had) a problem with alcohol abuse. They may also be problematic if they are obsessive and you cannot stop these thoughts. A conversation with your FP may clear up and confusion. ...Read more

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I can't stop thinking about alcohol. Am I addicted?

I can't stop thinking about alcohol.  Am I addicted?

CAGE: Is it hard to stop at one drink when you imbibe? A sense that you cannot do so and feel a loss of control about quantity ingested. If others have confronted you, how do you respond? Angry, dismissive, exclude them from your social circle. Do you feel guilty about how much you are drinking? Do you ever ingest in the morning - eye openers? If positive to two or more, you may be alcohol addicted. ...Read more

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Is it possible medically to stop a person taking alcohol ?

Is it possible medically to stop a person taking alcohol ?

Not really: In a free society like America, doctors have an "impossible" time stopping individual patients from drinking alcohol, or abusing drugs, or overeating food, etc... These substances are available throughout the country, so the patients must learn to monitor themselves. That means patients have to say to themselves: don't buy the stuff, don't bring it home, and run away from it when you see it. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do while having a craving for alcohol?

What is the best thing to do while having a craving for alcohol?

If you have an : Alcohol problem - encourage you to become involved in alcoholics anonymous. Call your sponsor if you have cravings. Read from the big book. Call someone on your support phone tree. An addiction medicine specialist may prescribe medications to decrease symptoms. Auricular acupuncture reduces alcohol cravings. If you have a behavioral health provider let them know about your struggle. ...Read more

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Can alcohol stop Chemo Working ?

Can alcohol stop
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See below.: While most chemo drugs are not directly affected by alcohol, certain chemo drugs such as procarbazine, etc may have increased toxicity when alcohol is used. Alcohol can also interfefere premedication, cause dehydration, and decrease liver function essential for drug metabilism and detox. Thus, I generally advise that alcohol be avoided during the chemo except small amount. ...Read more

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What if i were an alcoholic, would i be craving and wanting the alcohol in my house?

What if i were an alcoholic, would i be craving and wanting the alcohol in my house?

No.: You will not grow hair in unwanted places. Now if i can get biotin to grow hair on my scalp-that's the ticket! seriously, it will promote healthier hair on your body, but will not grow hair. But healthy skin and hair are nice! ...Read more

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Always craving alcohol, but I don't drink. Why is that?

Craving for Alcohol: I commend you for not using Alcohol. Let Wise person in you ask: • Present Stresses in life- marriage, relationships, work, and finances • Past unresolved feelings, experiences and conflicts • How have these affected you- feeling overwhelmed when you had craving for Alcohol • Is Craving a Warning sign for you? • Need to see a Therapist for these. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to stop codeine and alcohol dependency?

What are the best ways to stop codeine and alcohol dependency?

Depends: Speak with your primary care physician, a referral to an addictionologist may be necessary. Consider na and aa as local resources as well. ...Read more

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Which types of alcohol can stop acne?

Topical: Isopropyl (/"rubbing") alcohol most commonly used on skin--dries it and kills bacteria, both of which tend to help reduce acne. ...Read more

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How can you stop drinking alcohol?

Alcohol: Rehab programs & aa meetings, as well as deterrants prescribed by your doctor, such as Antabuse (disulfiram) or campral, and detox if warranted. Glad you seem sincere about quitting since you asked. ...Read more

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What's the best way to stop drinking alcohol?

What's the best way to stop drinking alcohol?

Consult a specialist: It can be very dangerous to stop suddenly if you've been drinking a long time. If you experience hand tremors, sweats, or other physical withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking, the risks include withdrawal seizure, blood pressure spike, or other potentially medically dangerous complications. Get a free or low cost assessment at a treatment program, where detox meds can be givenalco if needed. ...Read more

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How might you help someone to stop drinking alcohol?

The individual: Needs to be willing to accept help. You can express your concerns (be specific). You can offer to drive someone to an alcoholics anonymous meeting or to see an addiction medicine specialist. But you can't make they stop drinking. Often you are planting a seed that may or may not come to fruition at a later date. ...Read more

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How do people overcome cravings for alcohol?

How do people overcome cravings for alcohol?

Many strategies: In addition to dr. Blixt's fine suggestions, avoiding sugar & taking high doses of vitamins b1, b3 and b6 can be very helpful. Those who crave alcohol usually have hereditary metabolic imbalances & often are also addicted to sugar, caffeine & tobacco. They are often depressed. It is important to address these issues as well. The vitamin cure for alcoholism by abram hoffer md is a great resource. ...Read more

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How can I stop my daughter from using drugs or alcohol?

Parent her: Parenting your child is the best way to make them avoid bad habits of any kind. ...Read more