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What can I do in addition to campral to help with my alcohol addiction?

What can I do in addition to campral to help with my alcohol addiction?

AA Support Groups: Alcoholics anonymous or other peer-based support groups have good success rates of treating alcoholism. Disulfiram can help in some patients by serving as a deterrent if used under proper supervision. Drinking alcohol while taking it makes you incredibly sick. Counseling, outpatient rehab services are other options as is inpatient rehab. Bottom line don't go it alone with just campral. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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How do you treat alcohol addiction?

How do you treat alcohol addiction?

3 Areas: Begin with a comprehensive alcohol and drug evaluation. Then based on the results, there are 3 areas of treatment to consider. Depending on symptoms and underlying causes: (1) medication for depression, anxiety or other areas. (2) psychotherapy to address issues related to self-esteem, selfishness, power and control. (3) consider a self-help group like alcohol anonymous. ...Read more

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What can help me overcome alcohol addiction?

What can help me overcome alcohol addiction?

AA: Aa is an effective group. There are several medications that can help reduce cravings. Significant daily alcohol use requires inpation detox in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit alcohol addiction?

What is the best way to quit alcohol addiction?

Alcohol: I don't believe people have drug or alcohol problems. I do, on the other hand, believe they have emotional problems and that they use drugs and alcohol to cope. Speak with a reputable psychotherapist about what is bothering you emotionally, and consider going to 12 step meetings. Find one that is right for you. ...Read more

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What can be initial signs of alcohol addiction / dependence?

Here are some signs: There are four areas that you want to look at to see if there's any dysfunction or consequences or interference in your overall functioning. Have you had any legal problems like a dui? Has your drinking affected your job? Are you depressed ? Do you find it hard to stop once you started drinking? Do you drink daily and drink to get drunk? When you stop is there shaking and sweating and nausea? ...Read more

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What motivates someone to get over drug or alcohol addiction?

What motivates someone to get over drug or alcohol addiction?

"hitting bottom": People in alcohol recovery (aa) say that addicts have to "hit bottom" before they accept the need to change. This varies from person to person... It could be a spouse leaving, losing a job, a medical complication, getting arrested, etc. Whatever it is, the person can't accept it, and becomes motivated to stop using the addictive substance. ...Read more

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What are the risks to preteens of drug and alcohol addiction?

What are the risks to preteens of drug and alcohol addiction?

Below: Younger brains will have more pronounced neurotransmitter effect when exposed to the same amount of drug, which will lead to more significant establishment of cravings in persons who are more impulsive. Since brains are still developing, one may be moe likely to see long eterm neurological deterioration. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are some common alcohol addiction myths?

Help please? I want to know what are some common alcohol addiction myths?

Are there myths?: Other than "once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic, " i don't know that there are any. The problem is not too many beliefs about it, but too much denial that it exists. The myth that you can't be alcoholic if you are working, or have a family, or are middle class are just that - myths. Alcoholism occurs in all races, classes, ethnic groups and at all ages, and occurs in the rich as well as the poor. ...Read more

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What physically happens in the body with alcohol addiction and dependence?

What physically happens in the body with alcohol addiction and dependence?

A lot: Alcohol can adversely affect every organ in the body except the kidneys. The brain, the skin, the liver-all the organs. When dependency develops to alcohol, a person builds up a tolerance to the alcohol and the person then drinks more and more in order to obtain the desired effects. Drinking a pint of whiskey every day for at least one month, a person will have withdrawal symptoms when stopping. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm looking for a rehabilitation house for alcohol addiction. What are benefit doing recovery?

What to do if i'm looking for a rehabilitation house for alcohol addiction. What are benefit doing recovery?

Unsure I understand?: You can find lists of recovery programs, residential facilities and half-way houses online but using google, bing or any search engine. If you have a psychiatrist or mental health professional working with you (which I would advise) they can tell you of programs in your area. The benefits are not alienating everyone you know, maintaining your life/health, keeping your job and your self-respect. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more