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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have never heard of your clinic before, but just woke up from a dream with clinic in it. I look on line and here you are. I have an addiction to alcohol. Can you help
Doctor :   hi,
User :   Hi doctor
Doctor :   yes, i can help
User :   i am of course amazed by my dream and do you have any comments regarding this.
Doctor :   I am really confused , can consider destiny !
User :   thank you. now please tell me how you can help
Doctor :   Can you explain your problem to me , little bit in detail ?
User :   Sure. I come from a heredity of alcoholism. I am 60 and have been drinking most of my life, but have managed the addiction pretty well. My brother has not and I think is in the process of dying from the disease. I know aspects of my being are not happy with what I am doing, but the means of will do not work for long. I need more help.
Doctor :   I am reading,
Doctor :   The only and safe way is by will
User :   How can you help
Doctor :   though there are medications for the same but they have very serious side effects
User :   how can you help
Doctor :   i can suggest you some techniques which have seen success but not accurate
User :   go on
Doctor :   May i know what drink you do consume and hoe much per day ?\
User :   wine and 1 to 2 bottles a day
Doctor :   And what time of the day ?
User :   usually mid day but sometimes earlier. i have been through alot with my brother for the past year but have asked him not to call me anymore
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   Do you smoke ?
User :   no other bad habits. sleep really well, and eat really well
Doctor :   good,
User :   also doing yoga
Doctor :   Do you have any objections in drinking other alcoholic beverages ?
User :   noooo
Doctor :   i ask this because the method i tell involves changing of the beverage type on and on
User :   fine. i am willing to try anything
Doctor :   Here it is, for first 3 weeks you have to change the beverage type every day , once wine the next whiskey the next vodka the next beer
User :   how much
Doctor :   as the concentration of ethanol in each beverage differ it will not give the brain the same addictive information
Doctor :   but the satisfaction will be on
Doctor :   the amount has to be reduced to the half what you consume now
User :   explain a bit further. i.e. 1 bottle of wine =
Doctor :   next 3 weeks you have to try the one which has low alcohol content like beer
User :   only beer, you said i have to mix it up
Doctor :   ya , better less than one bottle next day same amount of the other type of the beverage and next other , no consecutive days you should consume the same type
Doctor :   I am sorry , mix it up ? with what ?
User :   please give more example, i.e. for one week
Doctor :   wine , next day beer then next vodka then next other type . try not have rum , gin and the ones which have more ethanol
User :   so first day half bottle of wine, next day ? no. of beer, next day ? no. of vodka. by the way vodka has same ethanol content as other distilled products, yes?
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   just have to change the type, and keep the amount same no matter which type
User :   and then what
Doctor :   for Next three weeks have the one which has the least ethanol like beer
Doctor :   same amount as the last 3 weeks\
User :   okay, please continue
Doctor :   And the next three weeks lower down the amount depending on your comfort and also add up with other beverages like soft drinks
User :   so continue in three week increments for how long
Doctor :   some take long time to reduce the amount to nil , as i told the third set can be prolonged depending on the persons
Doctor :   This method reduces the addiction and the desire t have more and finally the will is needed to add to the success of this
User :   okay. i will give this a try. anything else to tell me. and if i want to contact you again how do i do that, and are you in india or AAAAAAA
Doctor :   I am from INDIA
Doctor :   You can chat with me at the same time every day except Wed and thursday
Doctor :   Yes,
User :   namaste
Doctor :   Namaste
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   enjoyed talking with you but have not feedback yet. i will call you again to talk about my progress.
Doctor :   Yes,
Doctor :   will do that
Doctor :   Bye for now
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