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What should I do if I or someone I know has a drinking problem?

What should I do if I or someone I know has a drinking problem?

Tell person: Tell the person. He/she will either acknowledge or deny. Suggest aa if the former. Many will deny it, if so, tell them that most alcoholics deny the problem. Try to ensure they don't drink and drive, if u can. This is a big problem and often without easy answers. Try alanon if the person is a close relative. ...Read more

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Alcohol Abuse (Definition)

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


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What's the best way to confront someone with a drinking problem?

What's the best way to confront someone with a drinking problem?

Be honest: Be honest about your concerns, let that person know how you think their drinking has affected them and you. Try not to blame and make statements like "you make me feel bad".Instead say " i feel sad or hurt when this or that happens because of your drinking. Go to an alanon meeting for yourself for support as well. Be honest sincere and then the ball is in their court. Set boundries if needed. ...Read more

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What should you do if you think you or someone else might have a drinking problem.?

What should you do if you think you or someone else might have a drinking problem.?

Med eval/ AA/ Alanon: If you think you have a drinking problem you could attend alcoholic anonymous meetings where you will become more educated about it and receive help. Talking with your doctor is another option. If you are worried about a loved one consider attending alanon - it will teach you alot. ...Read more

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What to do about my drinking problem?

Alcohol: If you have a history of chronic, heavy alcohol use, you may need to be detoxified in a hospital. Encourage you to become involved with alcoholics anonymous (aa). It is free, confidential, supportive and can be very effective. Additionally, consider working with an addiction medicine specialist or an addiction psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a drinking problem?

How do I know if I have a drinking problem?

If you ask...: Validated self assessment questionaires (saast) esixt, but here is a starter: you may have a problem if any of these is "yes": cage c - have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking? A- have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? G - have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking? E - eye opener: have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves? ...Read more

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How can I tell my husband I have a drinking problem?

How can I tell my husband I have a drinking problem?

He knows: Although not all men have people-sense or are good communicators, he's well-aware. This may be why communication has broken down, and in fact his silence may be out of a desire to protect you / the marriage. You can share many wonderful things that don't involve alcohol. Alanon for him; a physician office visit for you as a couple. Congratulations on taking the first step. ...Read more

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I think I may have a drinking problem. What are some tell tale signs?

I think I may have a drinking problem. What are some tell tale signs?

U wont stop: Just the fact u are asking indicates you see negative consequences. If you can't stop and/or can't stop obsessing-you have a problem. ...Read more

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How do I deal with a senior who has a drinking problem?

How do I deal with a senior who has a drinking problem?

Senior alcoholic: Good idea to join al-anon to learn about helping. The goal would be to get help for the senior with the problem, and get the person into therapy. Talk with the doctor for advice. ...Read more

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