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Ways To Relax Without Alcohol
I love to have alcohol and now I am facing memory issues besides having a fatty liver. Please suggest some ways to improvise my memory.
Alcoholic Thinking: The longer you go without a drink the better your brain will function. The liver will heal and the excess ammonia that is clouding your brain function that the liver cannot clear will improve. Most people, however cannot stop drinking on their own. If you have any difficulties then there are programs of recovery that can help create this needed miracle. ...Read more
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
Reduce alcohol use:: Start with a non-alcoholic drink, delay the 1st alcoholic drink & increase the delay, measure your drinks, limit to 1/hr, drink slowly, be aware of each drink, alternate alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks, eat before & during drinking, rally support of friends, learn your triggers for excessive drinking & modify/avoid them, fill your life with natural highs, & measure your progress. ...Read more
What are the possible ways to test for tobacco, alcohol and mariujana In a person? Though he has quit on all of these a month ago.
Blood, urine, Saliva: There are tests using any of the above body fluids. If tobacco and alcohol were last used a month ago they will not show in a body fluid test. If you were a heavy marijuana user, it is possible that it could still show positive in body fluid test. There are also drug tests that use hair. On that test, any substance use in the past 90 days will show up. ...Read more
Can you teach some coping strategies for dealing with alcohol withdrawal and any ways to ease the symptoms?
See your MD: See your doctor for an assessment, and treatment recommendations. ...Read more
Start by educating: yourself about alcohol addiction. Read EVERYTHING you can get your hands on. Hang out with people who are not alcohol dependent. Practice mental health behaviors--assertiveness, empathy, emotional intelligence. Go to an Al-Anon meeting for education and take a class at adult school. ...Read more
Yes!: Drinking alcohol in moderation will not affect your ability to gain muscle. Building muscle requires extra protein in your diet (2 grams/kg body wt) and exercise of the muscles you want to build. Heavy drinking (more than 3 drinks a day for most people) can impair the liver's ability to handle digested protein and help process it to make more muscle. Have a good time, but don't drink and drive! ...Read more
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