Home | Links | Contact Us | Top 50 | News | Bookmark
Find a drug:
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   #  

Health Forum    Other - Diseases
Health Discussion Forum

 how do u cure the hiccups?
...


 My heart is crushed..I'm losing someone I love and I feel like dying..HELP!!?
One person that i love so much and care about had a terrible car accident 2 days ago...Everyone besides him died instantly,and he's in a very deep and serious coma.His body functions are working ...


 Can you only be colorblind if your born with it? ?
...


 I want to join Procrastinators' Anonymous, but I keep putting it off. Do I have a problem?
...


 Is alcohol less addictive than smoking?
It seems that more people can just have beers occasionally and not get hooked than those who try smoking once and are suddenly hooked. Is that true in your opinion?...


 here are my symptoms. what is my illness?
headache, anger, frustration, lethargy, quick change of mood, then back again. get thinkin peeps!!!
Additional Details
right.. well i aint got pmt.. for obvious reasons.. i married, so ...


 I have to pee really bad. My toilet is clogged. WHAT SHOULD I DO????? HELP!!!!
the **** clogged the toilet. stinks really bad here. i need to go buy some lyson here.
Additional Details
my bathtub is clogged because i was cutting meat in it n some of the guts got ...


 Would not a Stroke affect someone even when they are sitting down?
I've had trouble walking recently, get all wobbly and my left side feels funny.

When I phoned NHS direct the questioning was pointing towards me having a stroke but wouldn't I ...


 How do you wake a person?
I want to know bcoz th person i am tryin to wake is a heavy sleeper nd i've try'd th water thng. doesnt ...


 My stool has a lot of blood on it? (Preferably educated ppl, not ignorant ppl, please answer)?
I have always had blood when i got to the bathroom. But lately, I have been having A LOT of blood on my stool. Usually there would only be a drop or 2 of blood, but now its a lot more than i have ...


 Tips so I wont get any sicker?!?!?
I woke up yesterday with a head cold but not alot of congestion, The past two days Ive felt like im going to get a horrible cold, but I dont,

I really dont want to get sick, I cant afford ...


 Are these symptoms of ADD?
I often find myself loosing focus regularly. In school I completely phase out, and when I am not paying attention I loose track of everything that is going on. When my parents talk to me I find ...


 Symptoms...doc cant find anything...?
Feel shaky and off balance all the time, almost 24/7
feel like im on a boat most of the time, swaying/rocking
dizzy spells that feel like blackouts but only last split seconds, and come ...


 Relive Constipation ?
I do have plenty of fibre in my diet I down't know why but I haven't had any movement now for 4 days. Anyone help like a remedy I can make anything I can buy ?...


 Urinary Tract Infection?
What can I do to feel better until my doctors appt on Monday...?? These symptoms are soo annoying!!...


 What does it mean, when you taste blood in your tears?
I went to moisten my glasses this morning, to clean them.
I had just been crying, so they were smudged.
When I went to moisten them for cleaning, I tasted blood.
Is this normal? If ...


 what do u do if u die?
...


 Does anyone know how to live forever without dying?
Does anyone know how to live forever without dying i.e. from illnesses or old age.

Many thanks in ...


 Gastric reflux & Swallowing problem?
I regularly suffer from the inability to get food into my stomach. It seems to stick for a long time in my gullet. Occasionally this triggers a cough reflex and I spray whatever I swallowed last ...


 I have piles, how can I get rid of them?
I've had a mild form of it for a while but now its gone sore now. I heard surgery but I haven't got time to have it done plus I'd be to embarrased to have a surgery. Please help. This ...



Mia Mouse
Could I be an alcoholic?
I drink alcohol every evening, usually to get a little tipsy but not always. The alcohol varies from wine coolers, to beer, to wine (white or red)--but nothing "hard" like vodka, tequila, or whiskey.

I feel like I need a drink every night, regardless if the goal is to get a little tipsy or simply to just have a drink. If I don't drink before bedtime I will lay down for 5 or 10 minutes before getting back up and pouring a glass of red wine to drink before I lay back down for the night. I have justified this because it helps me have a better (deeper) sleep and go to sleep more quickly.

Alcohol isn't my life and I don't go throughout the day yearning for a drink. As a matter of fact, I usually don't even think about drinking until the evening, when bedtime is closing in. I suppose the only thing odd is that I do get up at night to have a glass of red wine if I haven't had a drink previously.

I have told my friend that I usually have a drink each night and she has questioned me, feeling I may have developed alcoholism. I'm not sure what to think but she seems genuinely concerned. I never thought I had a problem with alcohol but she assures me that getting up for a glass of red wine is absolutely unacceptable.

What are other opinions on this matter?
If I am an alcoholic, then should I seek some sort of treatment? What kind, if so?
Additional Details
1. I do not drink to escape reality or my daily stress. I go to the gym 3 times a week and walk around the block the other 4 days. I have a very easy going job that I love and a happy relationship with my boyfriend, friends, and family. I simply am not drinking to "escape" anything. There is nothing I want to escape or ignore. Life is beautiful.

2. Alcohol is not interfering with my personal relationships or work. I function normally and have yet to see it affect the people around me or my personal performance. I do not show up tipsy in front of any person. I do not drink before work or going out. I do not drink in the morning. I do not "crave" it.

3. I do not get completely drunk or wasted--ever. One and 1/2 wine coolers gets me tipsy usually. Once I feel a little tipsy, I stop. I do not SEEK to become tipsy and I definately do stop when I feel such things because I fear drinking too much and getting ill to my stomach (seriously, I'm strange like that)
                      








Olivia C
Yes, you're an alcoholic. Having a drink everyday makes you an alcoholic. You feel like you need it - that makes it an addiction. It doesn't matter what type of alcohol you're consuming or whether you get drunk or tipsy every time. Your habit isn't healthy and it has become something you depend on. Many, many people are like you and rely on having a drink or two each night when they get home from their busy days to unwind. That seems alright at first. But then wait until something bad happens - you break up with your boyfriend, you get depressed at the holidays, whatever - and you start having more than a couple drinks. It can escalate really easily.

It may start out innocently enough, but it's not that innocent. Alcohol is a powerful and very addictive drug. What makes it different than having a joint or two every night, or popping a couple pills? Sure, one thing is legal and another's not. But other than that, what is the difference? There is a degree to which it is healthy to have a glass of wine occasionally. But once it becomes a habit, it's not safe.

Most importantly, you are using alcohol as an escape instead of dealing with your issues in a healthy way. There are other ways to relieve stress, deal with your problems, and unwind. There's meditation, having a cup of hot tea, going for an evening walk, doing stretches or exercising, yoga, settling in with a good book, or writing a journal. These are better ways to relax that actually deal with the root of your problems.


Garrett
"I feel like I need a drink every night"

I think you could have answered this question on your own.


LKpurplepie
Rating
Yes ur a alcoholic. if i were u i would get some one to drive u to the docter right NOW. before it gets worse


zanthus
people who aren't alcoholics don't think about drinking!!!!!!



FLASH
Rating
If you feel you need to drink to sleep, or any other reason. You have a problem. Seek help.


Sarah O
Rating
I don't think you are an alcoholic. I know many people who infact need a drink before they go to bed. And i think you have got more or less in the routine of having it now that if you were not to have it you would sleep poorly without it. I believe you are an alcoholic when you are drinking all the time i.e in the morning.. and when it puts a strain on family life and relationships.


donnajean
I worked in an Alcohol Program as a therapist for some 12 years and this is the way we judged the the term "alcoholic":

If alcohol interferes in your life in one of four area - health, work, social, legally then you do indeed have a problem with alcohol. There is a line that drinkers cross and it is different for each person, wherein once crossed, then you are termed an alcoholic.

A question that is put to the drinking person is "why do you not do something else to gain the same effect of alcohol rather than drink"?
And if this becomes an issue to answer, then one needs to come to grips with why is it so difficult to find another behavior to replace the effect of alcohol.

Counseling or therapy is often to needed to help a drinker to go into further exploration of his drinking pattern and need for same.


Someones' Mom
First, only you can answer whether you are alcoholic or not. No one can answer that but you, which will make it more desirable to attempt to deal with your issue. You could go to an AA meeting and talk to some folks in recovery. They will be quite happy to see you and will welcome you. You don't have to speak if you don't want to, but will be asked to introduce yourself, and you certainly don't have to say "I am an alcoholic" after stating your name. You say you take a glass of wine to get to sleep.....have you tried an over the counter sleep aide to test your nightly reliance on alcohol? And is this the forum where you would wish to discuss this? Blessings in your search for the truth.


*
Rating
If you only drink one or two glasses of wine a night, your good =]


poshbaby24
alcohol is a drug and it sounds like you are getting addicted and I would talk to a counselor and she/he can help you get over this issue. But, first you have to admit to yourself that there is an issue.


Crix M
If you're craving for an alcohol every now and then, yes, you are alcoholic. you need treatment. go on get some help.


rosalie
I use to feel like you ,I had to a had a drink every weekend it was like I was getting addicted to it.I couldn't have fun without a beer in my mouth.I had to stop because I was doing bad thing. Try to stop on your own but if you can't look for help even ask your friend to help you


Puppy
i think you mite be...maybe.....slightly


Ross
Rating
i would'nt call you an ALCOHOLIC..but you might be becoming one, i dont really know for sure though...i took supstance abuse classes, and they said an alcoholic is someone who cannot function through a day without having some kind of alcohol..but i think you just have to have it at night because you might be stressed during the day, and maybe it releaves tension? i think as long as you use it in moderations, and dont abuse it, you'll be fine ..by that i mean dont get drunk every time you drink, you can relax without getting completely drunk.....good luck, and stay safe!!


ralahinn1
Rating
check out this site.
http://www.aa.org/?Media=PlayFlash
it should answer your questions


Just Dance
Rating
u might have alittle problem and if u dont start to slow down now it can guess worse..even drinking like that is bad for your body and especially liver..yea u should get some treatment


Evil_Minion79
Try to go a few weeks without it and see what happens. If you get a thirst that you just can't quench then that pretty much means you are addicted to alcohol.



Helen W.
I don't think you are an alcoholic, but what do I know? I'm a recovered alcoholic myself, but that doesn't make me a diagnostician.

My suggestion would be that if you are concerned about your alcohol intake, you cut down. If you have trouble, you might benefit from a support group such as Smart Recovery.


 Enter Your Message or Comment


User Name:  
User Email:   
Post a comment:







Large Text
Archive: All drugs - Links - Forum - Forum - Forum - Medical Topics
Drug3k does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 0.084
Copyright (c) 2013 Drug3k Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Terms of use - Privacy Policy