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Alcohol Consumption

Also known as Antabuse, Disulfiram, Drinking Problems, Nalmefene, Problem Drinking, Selincro

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    Useful Resources

    Below is a list of useful resources concerning alcohol consumption. Some of the Patient articles are also linked on every discussion page under Related information in the right sidebar. Patient leaflet on Alcoholism and Problem Drinking: https://patient.info/health/alcoholism-and-problem-drinking This...

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  • Curiosity of cirrhosis

    Hi I was wondering if anyone here with cirrhosis has red coloring at the base of there fingernails where the nail forms I have it very lightly and have other symptoms doctors still can't tell for sure if I have cirrhosis thank you

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  • Why can’t I be normal?

    Hello, I’m 41 and have been a drinker since my early 20’s. Over the last 10 yrs I’ve relied on alcohol more and more. I drink white wine. I’ve always been a shy girl so I feel drinking makes me more talkative, interesting etc if we’re out and about Or if I’m just out with a few friends. My typical alcohol...

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  • Keep spreading the word

    In order to obtain Naltrexone from my local NHS I had to agree to attend fortnightly sessions at my local 'wellness hub'. ​Today was my last session as both myself and the counsellor felt that I was no longer in need of any help. We agreed I could always go back if things changed for the worse....

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  • Worried about my best friend drinking 24/7

    For you that know me I started taking Nalmefene 8weeks ago I've gone from drinking a bottle of wine a day to one a week I feel great. I gave my pills to my friend as he was good at hiding the amount he was drinking He stayed here for the weekend just drank the whole time other than sleeping. He's...

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  • Quit drinking last night

    Hi guys I haven't been able been drinking as long as some of you but after 2 months of drinking every night mostly to get to sleep I decided it was a Gradually making my sleep worse and I felt so tired all day the next day. Anyone else got more and more tired the longer you consumed alcohol? And...

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  • Cold Turkey no choice

    Hello, this my first post here, I have just started my quest for not drinking, only on my first three days and have been drinking on and off for the past 20 years.  Things came too a head  Sunday 15th April, when i hit the pub on one of my benders got and past out did not remember anything...

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  • Trying to get myself killed

    Had a week of abstinence and hit the wine hard yesterday, around lunch time.  I find myself very angry when I drink and I'm verbally lashing out. A person I don't recognise.  I think I must really hate myself.  I then went and sat in another bar and just started knocking back the...

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  • I am trying to detox at home

    few days ago I acknowledged to myself that I have a drinking problem. So, I joined an outpatient detox group. They prescribed me Librium and naltrexone. But initial doses of Librium made me sleep so much that I barely woke up to eat. So I spoke with my doctor and they reduced it to once every 10 hours...

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  • Kudzo

    Has anyone had any success or experience with using the herbal remedy kudzo ? To help with alcohol addiction

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  • selincro/nalmefene and alcohol

    I drink between 1 and 2 bottles of wine a night. Took my first selincro tablet yesterday afternoon and genuinely didn't feel like I wanted any booze, not sure whether this is psychological or not but who cares, it seems to work. Unfortunately I took the tablet when picking my daughter up from school...

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  • New to this site

    I’m sorry not really sure I’m on the right site, I joined earlier and read a few posts and I’ll be honest I didn’t understand a few words that were mentioned but I’ve been drinking for around 3 years. This past year at least half a litre of vodka almost every night. I drink because I’m depressed, to...

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  • want to reduce my drinking

    Hi there I want to reduce my drinking, not so much the regularity of it but more the amount when I do drink. I Isis ally drink once a week at the weekend. I have always viewed it as an escape from a busy week and a reward/treat for getting through the week! I Usually drink vodka and can get through...

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  • C3 Foundation Europe and The Alcohol and Families Alliance

    Today brings some great news that hopefully will be felt in years to come.... We were today accepted as a member of The Alcohol and Families Alliance (AFA). The AFA meets a few times a year to think about, discuss and develop policy on alcohol and the family.  They AFA is a forum and resource...

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  • Twelve weeks and no interest in alcohol. Bit stunned.

    A quick recap: 51 year old male. Drinker for 30 years, heavy drinker for the last ten, 200 units a week last year, Started Naltrexone at the start of January. Weekly units on Naltrexone: 81  114  98  48  20  110   91  95   90  70  122   0 ​So....

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  • Mix of emotions.. but ready for the journey.

    My GP has agreed to prescribe me Nalmefene / Selincro. I am hoping to use it with the TSM method.  Feeling relieved that I'm able to access it, feeling excited that I may be on the way to kicking this demon and really nervous about the potential side effects. May I ask, does anyone have a template...

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  • Alcohol withdrawal anxiety

    hi first post, just wondering if what im going thru is normal, Im a alcoholic not had a drink for 130 days before that tho I was going thru alot of alcohol a day so much so I got jaundice of liver, turned yellow and urinating blood, but after 2 weeks in hospital and on medication think im on mend not...

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  • Chlordiazepoxide and alchol withdrawl

    Went to the doctors finally he prescribed chlordiazepoxide (Libriam) is it safe to take this with alcohol withdrawals I won't have a dangerous seizure will I people on yahoo answers says it can't prevent seizures. Thank you

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  • Drinking side effects

    Is it just me, but when I drink a lot now my teeth actually feel like they are vibrating and sore and I just want to grind them?

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  • Hekp

    I need to get sectioned because I'm a full blown alcholic. And I'm not going to take tablets as I don't like chemicals. What's the most painless way to cut my ears of

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  • Tapering off from a bottle of red every night

    Hi all, I currently drink a bottle of red wine each evening and perhaps 1.5 bottle each Saturday & Sunday and have done so for many years. Now and again I will take Mon-Thur off but not often, so i know I can do it but lack the willpower to do this each week due to habits. I really want to cut down...

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  • 23 and wanting to stop drinking

    Hi, I've been drinking since I turned 16 and I'm now 23. My Dad is a recovering alcoholic and I've always been afraid that I might be too. The reason I want to stop is because it seems that when I drink I always do something I regret, say something or worse blackout and can't even remember....

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  • Kudzu in the UK

    Hi everyone, I was hoping to have a run with a months supply of Kudzu while trying to taper off alcohol but after reading various reports from BBC & Harvard studies I am confused as to where to buy it? They suggest that for it to help even in a small way you need to purchase "around 30-40 percent...

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  • I am new to this.....need support and guidance!

    Hello everyone. So I know I have a drink problem but keep trying to convince myself I don't...... However after waking up this morning with another awful hangover, a shirty husband (understandably) although he only thinks I had one bottle of wine, I secretly drank and hid the other bottle, and...

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  • 12 Steps - could it be an option?

    So I am exploring all options for recovery. Yesterday I posted about moderation & today another question. I have been reading up a lot on alcohol addiction. I have just finished Russel Brand's book on how he used the 12 step program to overcome his addictions. When I was reading it I thought...

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  • Pulse in stomach after drinking

    3 days ago I went out for a party and consumed lots of alcohol and got very sick afterwards. I am not a heavy drinker and this is the first time I have been drunk in almost 2 years. Since I have sobered up in the past two days I have felt a pulse from the side of my stomach I am increasingly worried...

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  • Alcohol detox on librium

    Please ,,any help or advice appreciated. I've been drinking since Friday..got script today for 10mg librium to start  tomorrow morn..told i cant start now cos im drinking today..how soon can i take it? Want to b in work tommorow..if i get up early and take it round 4 or 5 will it help me..HELP...

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  • Some success stories please

    Good morning everyone Is there anyone that can guide me to a link that describes some success stories with TSM. Maybe that will encourage me further. I worry that I am in the 20% for whom it does not work and that really scares me. I did so well in the beginning, the first four weeks and now I can't...

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