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Doctor insights on: What Woman Should Expect The First Year Sobriety

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How many years of sobriety should a recovering alcoholic have before working in a place that sells liquor?

How many years of sobriety should a recovering alcoholic have before working in a place that sells liquor?

No right answer: For some people it is never, and for others it can be immediate. I have known people enter recovery who were working as bartenders, while continuing to work. For most people, the first 3 years are critical at dealing with relapse triggers (like being around alcohol or being around drinking), and i advise my patients to avoid triggers for at least one year when possible. ...Read more

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Waiting for a liver trans.After years of sobriety need to ask dr. For pain-meds, no prior pharms but know i need something strong, ? How do I proceed

Waiting for a liver trans.After years of sobriety need to ask dr. For pain-meds, no prior pharms but know i need something strong, ? How do I proceed

Type of pain: Talk to your doctor about the type of pain you're having. There are anti-inflammatories, narcotics, pain medicines that are specific for nerve pain. Some of these may be safe in somebody with liver disease, and some aren't, but knowing the type of pain will help guide your doctor in suggesting the best medicine. ...Read more

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Ashamed after 12 years of sobriety i alcohol binged due to chronic pain for 7 months. What is the damage. I have not had a drink for 2 months.

Ashamed after 12 years of sobriety i alcohol binged due to chronic pain for 7 months. What is the damage. I have not had a drink for 2 months.

Shame and addiction: Welcome back to the program. It us shame that the disease uses to keep addicts out of the solution. Assuming you have damaged your body somehow is another tool your disease wants to use to keep you isolated. If you haven't gone back to a meeting please do so today. ...Read more

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Binge drinking heavily for about 7 years with on off sobriety never lasting more than 3 months. 3 seizure in the past and curious how long the danger ?

Binge drinking heavily for about 7 years with on off sobriety never lasting more than 3 months. 3 seizure in the past and curious how long the danger ?

It's your choice: Your seizures are likely secondary to your alcohol abuse, and you may well have permanent risk. You do NOT list your meds but hope you are taken anti-seizure meds. Best bet is to join AA, attend meetings and follow program to the letter. Avoid alcohol, or otherwise, expect more problems including liver failure. Until you decide, at least take Thiamine 50 mg daily. ...Read more

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Can hepatits b be caused by chronic alcohol abuse, and is there a cure for it? I am a recovering alcoholic, sober for 12 years.No history of heavy drug use, no needles whatsoever.Quite a past in the sex department, although only 3 partners in sobriety(12

Can hepatits b be caused by chronic alcohol abuse, and is there a cure for it? I am a recovering alcoholic, sober for 12 years.No history of heavy drug use, no needles whatsoever.Quite a past in the sex department, although only 3 partners in sobriety(12

I : I added a link below from the center of disease control that may answer all of your questions in depth. To summarize: you can only catch hepatitis b from: - birth - mom to baby transmission - sharing needles with an infected person - having sex with an infected person - being in direct contact with the blood or open sores of an infected person - sharing a tooth brush or razor with an infected person (because of bleeding with those 2 activities) you cannot catch hepatitis b through breastfeeding, drinking, saliva, sharing utensils, hugging, kissing, touching, coughing or sneezing. 6-10% of adults with hepatitis b go on to have chronic hepatitis b (that means in 90-94% of people, it just goes away). 15-25% of people with chronic hepatitis b will go on to have liver disease. ...Read more

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What are some fun sobriety tips to make continued abstinence more likely?

What are some fun sobriety tips to make continued abstinence more likely?

The very best: (1) Begin dating non-drinkers. (2) Take up skydiving. There is no alcohol until the sun sets, and everywhere that I've ever jumped, there's a group of AA types. (3) Express gratitude to the people who helped you quit, and talk about how your life is better. If you owe any apologies, make them -- it'll be "good pain". ...Read more

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How long will it take to feel better after quitting meth? It's hard to maintain sobriety when i feel so unhappy&lethargic. Antidepressants aren't help

How long will it take to feel better after quitting meth? It's hard to maintain sobriety when i feel so unhappy&lethargic. Antidepressants aren't help

Rehab: You need proper assesment to find out right medication let professional decide you need to be six months clean to have proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a hormonal side effect of sobriety from alcohol & opiates cause amenorrhea? Can the stress from getting sober make my brain stop sending hormones?

Can a hormonal side effect of sobriety from alcohol & opiates cause amenorrhea? Can the stress from getting sober make my brain stop sending hormones?

Possible: Severe stress can affect your pituitary leading to amenorrhea. If the amenorrhea continues for a long period of time, see your doctor to make sure it isn't something else. Make sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more