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Tips on how to stop drinking alcohol

The first step is to decide if you want to quit completely or just reduce the amount you take. Hence, you might want to set a goal for yourself if you want to limit alcohol intake.

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Keep tabs on the number of glasses you take for an overview of the quantity. This way, you can pace yourself better by gradually reducing your intake.

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At home, it may be extremely difficult to control alcohol consumption if you are surrounded by it. Having a partner who drinks is also a temptation.

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At home, it may be extremely difficult to control alcohol consumption if you are surrounded by it. Having a partner who drinks is also a temptation.

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But, if you and your spouse or partner have decided to put a plug on the booze, then you must get rid of your bottles and cans. Do not stock alcoholic drinks at home or buy only what you would need for special meals or occasions.

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Those who decide to quit alcohol for medical or other personal reasons have a tough journey ahead. It is hard to stop, but there are many forms of assistance available to those who are quitting. Set up a meeting with your physician and talk about your decision. Alcohol withdrawal can have severe symptoms such as anxiety, elevated heart rate, panic attacks and so on. If you are experiencing any of these, then you have to seek immediate medical attention.

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Once you decide to quit, the withdrawal effects kick in from 12 to 48 hours. Severity of the symptoms depends on how heavily you drink. Heavy drinkers may develop hallucinosis (hearing voices creating terror and fright), but this can be controlled by antipsychotic drugs.

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Once you decide to quit, the withdrawal effects kick in from 12 to 48 hours. Severity of the symptoms depends on how heavily you drink. Heavy drinkers may develop hallucinosis (hearing voices creating terror and fright), but this can be controlled by antipsychotic drugs.

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Your doctor can prescribe medications that can help with the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. These include antipsychotic drugs such as chlorpromazine or thiorizadine.

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Delirium tremens or DTs can also occur the symptoms of which appear 2 to 10 days after quitting. Anxiety, sleeplessness, fever, nightmares, profuse sweating, confusion and deep depression are typical signs of DTs.

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Aggressive treatment is followed for DTs by using intravenous fluids, sedatives and acetaminophens to control fever and severe agitation. When urgent medical problems are resolved, then detoxification and rehabilitation follow. Note that relapses are common and hence, rehab programmes should be tailor made for individuals.

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Asking for the help and support of family members is very important after the drinking stops. Going to regular support group meetings is also crucial to help stop drinking. There are also drugs that can be taken to avoid drinking liquor. One such prescription medication is disulfiram.

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Asking for the help and support of family members is very important after the drinking stops. Going to regular support group meetings is also crucial to help stop drinking. There are also drugs that can be taken to avoid drinking liquor. One such prescription medication is disulfiram.

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