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Measures to get rid of alcohol addiction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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User :   Dr. XXX
Doctor :   hi
User :   Good evening Doctor
Doctor :   I am Dr.XXXPlease proceed with your query
User :   Hi Dr.XXX
User :   I wanted to discuss with a Psychiatrist
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
Doctor :   however if you want to consult Dr. XXX directly, i wil provide you the right link to go about.
User :   Dr. I have an elder brother who has become a alcohal addit and I wanted to do a counselling for him with a Psychiatrist
Doctor :XXX://XXX/XXX
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when he is consuming alcohol?
Doctor :   what is his age?
Doctor :   is he married?
Doctor :   does he have withdrawl symptoms when he does not take alcohol? like restlessness, agitation, lack of concentration?
User :   it is about 5 years now and not controllable from last 3 years. He is 49 years married and has 2 children. 16 year old girl and 10 year old boy
Doctor :   how much alcohol does he consume per day?
User :   Yes Dr. He is a good guy working for the XXX
User :   He takes it 2-3 times about 400ml each time and does not eat anything and gets upset easily if someone tells him something
Doctor :   please provide location detail, and details of any past medical ilness if any
Doctor :   is he having any stress?
Doctor :   what lead him into consuming alcohol?
User :   We stay in XXX and he is physically fit which is keeping him fine at this condition
Doctor :   ok
User :   He is not having any stress at his work or at home. His wife also works
Doctor :   there is a de-addiction center in XXX called XXX
User :   He never used to take it till his age of 33. He started it through his friends
Doctor :   it would be helpful if you can take him and get him evaluated
User :   I felt it would be good to meet with Dr. XXX Can I get his contact details so that I can talk to him
Doctor :   you can talk to him over phone or get e-mail answer from him by following the link i provided
User :   Thanks doctor I will try the link
Doctor :   for meeting him personally , you can contact ourXXX team and request for apointment with him
Doctor :   they will guide you further
User :   How do I contact the XXX
Doctor :   you can contact on this number 000-0000
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   If he does not take alcohal he is OK for a few days and once he starts it goes on for a few days and this is continuing for a few years hence wanted to seek your advice
Doctor :   he needs to be counseled and slowly weaned off from alcohol
Doctor :   he wil be fine, do not worry
Doctor :   it wil take sometime and proper guidance, family support and counseling will help him
User :   Thanks Doctor. Will I be able to chat with Dr. XXXon this link now
Doctor :   no, you will not be able to caht over this link, you can request a phone opinion or e-mail opinion from him.
Doctor :   and if you want to meet him personally, you can approach XXXteam to arrange for the same over the phone number I gave you
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   Thanks Dr for your help have a nice evening !
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   That's it Dr for now
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries. Please refer your friends to our service.
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