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What Is The Definition Of A Functional Alcoholic
Liver inflammation: In people who have an apparent genetic or other predisposition, repeated heavy use of alcohol initially causes fat to accumulate in liver cells, which ultimately causes inflammation, which is alcoholic hepatitis. Under microscope there are inflammatory cells and signs of the body's reaction. With repeated injury, scarring begins to occur, and when severe and widespread results in cirrhosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definition provided: Alcohol is absorbed from the intestines and broken down in the liver. Some of the byproducts are toxic to the liver and at high enough levels, can lead to alcoholic hepatitis. This is usually self limiting when consumption is low and sporadic and is reversible. When taken excessively and chronically, it can lead to scarring of the liver, and in some cases lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband is a functional alcoholic. Tried to cut down. Now has 1 eye that droops a lot but won't see dr. Should i encourage him.
Al-anon: I have never heard of an alcoholic responding to the nagging of their spouse. You can frankly tell him what you see and how you feel. Perhaps the program of al-anon may be of some benefit for your personal survival. ...Read more
Can a beer drinking so called functional alcoholic and pot smoker effectively quit without in patient rehab?
Anybody can quit: Many people stop drinking and drugging without any formal help whatsoever. Some do it through self help groups like aa or na, or smart recovery and lifering secular recovery. Others do it through their religious beliefs and even through increasing involvement in other healthier activities (alice cooper quit through golf). Outpatient treatment is highly effective, with inpatient when this fails. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Its causes problems: Alcoholic is actually not a medical term, however people in aa call themselves alcoholics because for some reason or another alcohol causes problems in their life, health, relationships, legal trouble. Maybe they were just done having it rule their lives, it kept them stuck, from realizing their dreams, maybe they were robbed of their mind, body and spirit. Unfortunately some never see this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcoholism: An alcoholic is a man or a woman who suffers from alcoholism - they have a distinct physical desire to consume alcohol beyond their capacity to control it, regardless of all rules of common sense. Signs of alcoholism are drinking alone, drinking in secret. Not being able to limit alcohol. Blacking out. Trouble with the law, relationships or work due to drinking ...Read more
Help with what?: If you want your friend to stop drinking, he or she has to want to or it doesn't work. Alanon is a 12-step organization designed for friends and loved ones of people with alcohol problems, and can help you deal with your concern, anger, guilt and other mixed emotions. We often 'enable' drinkers to keep drinking in ways we dont always understand, and alanon can help reduce this.Don't nag-not helpful. ...Read more
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