Best is not fast. There is no "best and fast" treatment for alcohol abuse. The treatment is to quit, often in a medical detox facility, and then join a support group such as aa or celebrate recovery. It takes time and support and lots of hard work but recovery is possible. If this is for you, seek out an aa or cr group today!
Long Road. Unfortunately there is no quick fix. The person who is quitting needs to be really committed to the process and ideals they will get a lot of help + support from friends/family. The 12 step program, alcohol counselling, possibly a detox program and medicines like Antabuse can all help. It's a long road though so much patience and perseverance is needed! Good luck.
Antabuse (disulfiram). I promote the use of antabuse (disulfiram), (disulfiram) which is a medication whereby a person becomes very, very sick if he or she has a drink while on the antabuse (disulfiram). If you don't drink, nothing happens, if you drink, you get sick, so guess what? You decide not to drink because who wants to get that sick? Real sick? As long as one takes it every day, it can last up to a week in your system.
Start with a doctor. Get assessed. While there isn't a quick fix sometimes detox can be easier and more successful if managed properly by a doctor. Plus you might need treatment of other medical or mental health conditions that may accompany the alcohol use. All the best and good on you!!
Not a fast answer. No one treatment is best. Nothing is a fast fix. Get treatment with a qualified addiction specialist.
Fast isn't best. 12-step programs with good support services have a good track record. Also very helpful to get underlying psychological issues addressed (anxiety, depression) with counseling, meds. May need inpatient rehab. Quitting cold turkey is often very difficult due to severe, life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. I wish you the best!
If you are referring. To alcohol and drug dependence, would strongly recommend 12 step programs like alcoholics anonymous & narcotics anonymous.
Addiction. Aa & na groups, also deterrents such as antabuse, (disulfiram) campral, zyban, etc., depending on the type of substances used.
Addiction=addiction. Addiction treatment centers used to not address smoking. Many people still resist being asked to stop smoking when they stop drinking or using other drugs. However it lights up the same reward pathways in the brain. Many treatment programs now strongly encourage quitting smoking @ the same time. It is a good idea. Those that continue to smoke have higher rates of relapse to the other substance.
Alcohol use disorder. Treatment may include several different FDA approved medications, individual therapy, and there are groups such as SMART recovery and others. Some patients require inpatient treatment depending upon the severity of the disease.
Alcohol Abuse Treatm. Based upon severity of Alcohol Abuse, Treatment is: • Hospital Treatment for Alcohol Intoxication and Withdrawal Delirium • Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment for Psychotic and Severe Mood Disorder • Residential Rehab Program for Severe Alcohol Abuse • Partial Rehab for Moderate Abuse • Psychiatrist for Alcohol Abuse with Depression, Anxiety, with Therapy, Medication • AA Meetings with AA Sponsor.
Healthy living. I think you have taken the first step by admitting you have a problem. Join AA. Get a good Physical. Talk to a nutritionist about healthy eating healthy. After you are cleared for exercise by your doctor, start a walking program. Start slowly and increase your time snd distance gradually. This will improve your cardiovascular fitness and help you drop some weight! Good luck!
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.
Hepatitis. Hepatitis b virus (hbv) affects about 2-4% of the us population and is mostly seen in patients immigrating from endemic areas (asia, south america), and in patients infected by sexual, mother-to-offspring and sharing of contaminated needles. Transmission by blood transfusions is extremely rare, given the sensitivity and completeness of testing by blood banks. It is likely that you acquired hbv thru sexual exposure, if you are a carrier, you can spread this also thru sexual contact. Transmission can be prevented by vaccination of non-infected individuals with hbv vaccines, which is now mandatory in childhood. Chronic carriers are at risk for cirrhosis and liver cancer. Treatment has greatly improved with the availability of compounds called nucleoside or nucleotide analogs that inhibit hbv virus replication. This treatment can reduce the risk of cirrhosis, infectivity to others and the risk for liver cancer. You should see a hepatologist to see if you need to be treated and if so, what treatment is best for you.