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What Are The Signs Of Alcohol Abuse In A Teen
Alcohol abuse is reoccuring use of alcoholic beverages despite their negative consequences. It results in harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work. Often people who abuse alcohol fail to fulfill their responsibilities and can drink in dangerous situations such as when driving, which gets them into legal difficulties. Alcohol abuse can ...Read more
For teens with alcohol abuse, will they admit you into the psych ward or can they just send you home after you sober up?
Outside of a yearly physical monitoring my bloodwork for changes, what signs should I look for when it comes to alcohol abuse to my body.?
Why wait 4 problem?: Why not stop abusing alcohol before problems begin. They will develop, and sometimes can sneak up on us. Alcoho isl bad for every organ in the body, down to just about hair, skin & fingernails. There is a reason it is called intoxication. Alcohol is toxic! being drunk is actually having your brain poisoned a little bit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol Abuse Tests: Let Wise Person within you ask if due to Alcohol abuse, you have: •DUI- .08% Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) •Legal problems •Blackouts •Hangovers •Anger out of control •Depression •Suspension from school •Neglect of children •Poor marriage, separation, divorce •Poor work, suspension, termination •Denial and Excuses •Refusal to see Psychiatrist or seek Treatment •Refusal for AA Meetings ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol Abuse: Alcohol abuse refers to use of alcohol to the extent that it interferes with core responsibilities and tasks (family, work responsibilities), or causes negative outcomes (e.g., DUI). Abuse can progress to dependence with physical and psychological addiction - increased tolerance (need more to get the same effect), withdrawal symptoms when not drinking, and preoccupation with drinking. ...Read more
IT CAN: Certainly while intoxicated you lose inhibitions and can have a "personality change". Also long term effects of alcohol on mood and physical condition. If you question your alcohol use, then you clearly have an alcohol problem get help there is so much that you can do like aa, medications, detox, therapy, and treatment for depression or anxiety that may underlie the abuse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alot: Alcohol abuse can affect many organ systems -- especially liver, nervous system, heart, immune and gastrointestinal. Drink only in moderation if your doctor says that it is ok. Usually, one beer or glass of wine per day, or one shot of liquor. But, always check with your doctor first. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Alcohol Abuse RiskFa: Risk factors for Alcohol abuse: •Alcohol Dependence of parent(s) •Parental abuse and neglect of children •Antisocial, sexually deviant, or mentally ill parents •family violence •separation, divorce, or death of parent(s) •Racial discrimination •Living in an economically depressed area with: •High unemployment •Inadequate housing •High prevalence of crime •High prevalence of illegal drug use ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol Abuse Compli: Complications of Alcohol Abuse • Persisting Amnestic Disorder • Psychotic Disorder • Mood Disorder • Sleep Disorder • Sexual Dysfunction • Arrhythmias • High blood pressure • Hepatitis • Cirrhosis • Pancreatitis Increased risk of developing cancers of the: • Mouth • Esophagus • Throat • Liver • Breast Chronic drinkers are more liable to contract diseases like Pneumonia and Tuberculosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Interferes with life: If you are prone to alcohol abuse you will use alcohol despite knowing that there are negative consequences, if you want to drink less but feel that you can't, if you feel guilty for drinking too much, if you drink in the morning to treat hangover symptoms, if you spend more time and money obtaining and using alcohol than doing necessary daily tasks, and if alcohol interferes with work or family. ...Read more
Treatment/Support: Find someone who specializes in addictions, to help you design a plan to deal with urges, stress, find out triggers, and the big "why?" question. Additionally, stopping addiction might bring you a sense of loss -- with all the emotions a sense of loss carries and it needs to be worked through. It's a lot of work, but doable. Good luck! ...Read more
Seek help!: Choose a trusted friend or family member to help you. See your personal doctor for a consultation and referral to a specialist in addiction medicine. Go to an aa meeting. Many people can and want to help you. Just reach out! don't be ashamed. You are in good company with many famous people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some, not well: Many rock stars have become examples of the worst outcomes in drug and alcohol abuse: death. Alternatively, their sagas show revolutions into and out of rehab systems, and then back again. Chemical dependency is a heartbreaking disease for anyone. For recovery, one needs sober, rock-solid supports -- and chronic exposure to others abusing alcohol/drugs in "the business" makes it much harder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abuse is specific : Abuse is the use of a substance (or doing an activity) that the user knows (or has been told by competent authority) that continued use is dangerous or unhealthful. Addiction is escalation of dose/frequency of use, drug/activity seeking, and not doing daily activities to satisfy use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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