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What Can I Do When I Feel Unfulfilled And Turn To Alcohol In Order To Cope
Emotionally disturbed addict. I'm a recovering alcohol, crack, heroin and Valium addict, how to cope?
You need support: Few people, if anyone, can recover all on their own. There are self-help groups like aa/na and others, formal therapy groups that use cognitive behavioral therapy, individual psychotherapies and family/couples therapies. Work on improving health with diet and exercise, and develop other fulfilling activities and hobbies, religious and/or meditative practices. Treat underlying psychiatric problem. ...Read more
How does being under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana cause seizures? Is having a seizure one way for the body to cope with the toxins?
Addictive properties: Alcohol has addictive properties and even one drink can be habit forming in susceptible individuals. If you think you may have a problem ask yourself a few question- has anyone asked you to cut down on drinking? Have you been annoyed by people asking about your drinking? Have you ever felt guilty about drinking? Have you ever needed a drink in the morning? If you answered yes, please seek help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol: Most people who crave and can not stop drinking alcohol require some type of outside help to stop. Talk to your doctor whether you need to go to an alcohol treatment center. Some people can stop on their own, but long term sobriety rarely occurs unless one attends a 12 step program or has other people to support them when cravings occur. This is not a disease caused by a lack of willpower. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My first time taking in weed and it was mixed with alcohol, five days now and still feels I am high and forget things easily what do I do ?
Relax and wait: This is very unusual. Most people feel "high"for a only few hours after using marijuana and generally do not feel any effects the next day. While traces can remain in your system for several days, the levels are generally too low to have a noticeable effect.You may be unusually sensitive. Within a few more days you should feel normal. Sounds like it does not agree with you and you should avoid it. ...Read more
It Can: Alcohol has relaxing and sedating properties. Alcohol, is actually a drug and a little bit can cause relaxation. Too much can cause inhibition of one's behavior, whereby a person may do or say things that he or she wouldn't normally do or say. Much more than one or two drinks a day can become a problem for many people. A drink is 12 ounces of beer, four ounces of wine or one ounce of hard liquor. ...Read more
Might your body build up a resistance to the bad health effects of alcohol along with the feel good effects?
Tolerance: Over time your body can develop tolerance. It may take higher doses to become intoxicated with it's side effects & it may also take more alcohol just to get a buzz. However, with extensive liver damage - the person may find themselves reacting to smaller and smaller amounts of alcohol. ...Read more
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