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Remedy for alcoholism - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi. My husband drinks everyday and looses control. How do i control this situation
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   hello
User :   Are u from bangalore
Doctor :   does he have any abnormal symptoms if he does not drink?
Doctor :   since when he is consuming alcohol?
Doctor :   how much alcohol does he consume per day
User :   he basically drinks because of stress from office and he is 32 yr and he is consuming alcohol for almost 10 years now. last 4-5 year his intake has increased
User :   he consumes more that half a bottle every day
Doctor :   if it is due to stress related, then he should consider stress releiving practices
Doctor :   and take consultation from psychiatrist to see if any medications can be of help
Doctor :   in reducing his anxiety levels
User :   he is very adamant and he is not willing to do anything about it
Doctor :   he needs to be counselled
User :   doctor u there
Doctor :   to help him leave his habit
Doctor :   does he have withdrawal symptoms or any abnormal symptoms if he does not drink on a certain day?
User :   i have tried talking to him on this but he wouldnt listen
User :   no, he is normal. He loves drinking.
Doctor :   you will need to slowly counsel him, make him distract and get involved in other works like music., going out, meeting friends etc
Doctor :   to divert his drinking habit
Doctor :   once he finds relaxation in other things, his mind will divert
User :   i am trying but sometimes its too frustrating and i give up
User :   i am looking for some medication that can work on him
Doctor :   if you give up, then he will never change. perseverance is the key since he is adamant that he will not take medical help
Doctor :   medication use will be dangerous on him
Doctor :   if he is taking medication, and drinks alcohol
Doctor :   he will land up into serios consequences
Doctor :   so only if he is determined to leave drinking, only then you can use medication on him
User :   i have been trying for the last 5 yrs but there is no hope and hence i though of medication
Doctor :   as I said it cannot be used in his case
Doctor :   you can take help from one of our panel de-addiction specialists
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Doctor :   visit this link to consult with him
Doctor :   he is available with e-mail and phone service
User :   he has sleeping problem as well and hence he continues to drink for a longer time and hence the intake in more
Doctor :   ok. you can discuss both his problem with the specialist
Doctor :   and take suggestions on what behavior modifications can be done.
Doctor :   on your part at home
User :   will try this too. but i am unable to persuade him to meet the doctor
Doctor :   ok. i would suggest you to speak to an expert first to see if anything else can be done for him
Doctor :   and then proceed as sugessted
User :   that sound better and will try the same
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   that it doctor
User :   thank you for your advice
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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