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What are some of the triggers to relapse?A family member hears voices even when he is not drinking. Is it caused by the alcohol or does he have schizophrenia?Learning TheoryLife-Threatening ConditionsWhat is a dry drunk?I understand that some programs teach alcoholics to drink moderately. How successful are those programs?AcknowledgmentsAre there any biological tests that aid in the diagnosis of alcoholism?What is alcohol dependency?I am concerned that my teenager is drinking. I have heard about parents having "key parties" in their homes to ensure that the teens don't drive home drunk. What are they fDifferences Distinguishing the Benzodiazepines From One AnotherAre vaccines available for various addictive drugs?What are the medical consequences of alcoholism?Are there any medications that I should avoid if I have hepatitis?Are certain religious groups at greater risk for alcoholism?Are there any alternative treatments or herbal remedies for alcoholism?TopiramateWe are thinking about moving to a rural area to avoid the drug and drinking problems that our children are exposed to in the city. Do rural Americans, especially teens, have similar problems with alcohol or drugs?How are alcoholism and mood disorders linked?Guidelines For ParentsWhat is alcohol?What is a safe level of alcohol consumption?I understand that Re Via is an opiate. I have never been addicted to opiates. Why would that be prescribed, and will I become addicted?What are the different kinds of outpatient and inpatient rehabilitations?Chronic InsomniaHow is treatment different for someone with a dual diagnosis?VII. Surviving AlcoholismV. Associated ConditionsWhat aspects of alcoholism are voluntary or involuntary?EvolutionWhat are my rights to privacy?Cardiovascular SystemHow old do my children need to be before I start talking to them about alcohol?What are the screening tools available for alcoholism, and are they reliable?How successful are the various treatment options?Distinguishing Discontinuation SyndromesI heard of a new injectable form of medication for alcoholism. What is it, and what are its advantages?Vascular DementiaWhat are my rights to refuse treatment?Psychiatrists OndansetronWhat is the Prometa® treatment protocol for alcoholism?What is alcohol abuse?I. The BasicsIs the treatment approach for adolescents different than adults?Treatment for InsomniaInsulin SensitivityI read somewhere that drinking alcohol was good for you. Is that true?What is the risk of inheriting alcoholism?What is the impact of alcoholism on children?When and how was alcohol discovered?Twin and Adoption StudiesWhat medications are used for detoxification?What is co-dependency? How do I know if I am co-dependent, and what can I do about it?What is the link between alcoholism and violence?InheritanceMy spouse just returned from the service over seas. He refuses to talk about the time over there. He says he needs to drink because he has nightmares and trouble sleeping. I am worried that he is an alcoholic. What can I do?Does it matter how long I stay in an inpatient program? How successful are they?Gastrointestinal SystemWhy do humans use alcohol?PsychologistsTreatmentWhat is detoxification, and how do I know whether I need it?Is alcoholism a disease or just a bad habit?When I stopped drinking, I started smoking a lot more. I'm afraid that if I try to quit smoking I may go back to drinking. What can I do?What sexual problems does alcohol cause?Where can I get more information?I was arrested for a DUI. What should I do?What other medications are prescribed for alcoholism?How do chemicals work in the brain?I had withdrawal seizures. Does that mean that I now need to take an anticonvulsant?How do I know whether my child is just experimenting with alcohol and drugs or has a real problem with them?Who is qualified to diagnose and treat alcoholism?Factors Associated With Drinking and Older PersonsWhat is the DSM-IV?Classical ConditioningMy daughter refuses to take the medication prescribed and continues to abuse drugs and alcohol. She repeatedly points out that she doesn't see any difference between a drug that the doctor prescribed to help her moods and the more "natural" approach that she chooses. How do I counter that?Are there other neurological effects of alcoholism?What different kinds of medications are available for alcoholism?Will I ever be able to drink again?What is AA, and how does it work?Respiratory SystemWhat is Antabuse, and how does it work?Characteristics of Alcoholic FamiliesWhat is the prevalence of alcohol use and alcoholism?What other risk factors are associated with alcoholism?The Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists or the Nurse PractitionersNeurons and NeurotransmittersHispanicsHow do you know whether you are an alcoholic?Alcohol Withdrawal SyndromeI was drinking during my first trimester of pregnancy before I knew I was pregnant. What are the risks to my unborn baby?Risk, Prevention, and EpidemiologyHow are men and women different in their responses to alcohol?I have cirrhosis of the liver. Is that reversible?What causes the disease of alcoholism?My mother has been drinking wine daily since my father died. Could she be an alcoholic, or does she need treatment for depression?The Elements Necessary to Refuse TreatmentHow do African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asian Americans compare with respect to risk of developing alcoholism? Operant ConditioningAfrican AmericansI am worried about my employer finding out about my treatment. How can I prevent his or her finding out?Survey of TeensIV. TreatmentNature Versus NurtureHow is acamprosate different from other medications?Marijuana EffectsAlternatives to Benzodiazepines in the Management of AnxietySleep ArchitectureIs there a gateway drug that can lead to alcoholism?Health BenefitsGlossaryHow is alcoholism a disease?Am I at risk for other kinds of addictions if I have been addicted to alcohol?How does alcohol affect the brain?I experimented with drugs and alcohol as a teen and grew out of it without the need for treatment. So why are they telling me that my daughter needs treatment?What are DTs?Asian AmericansII. DiagnosisHematologic and Immune SystemsMy family member is an alcoholic and refuses to get help. What should I do?Harris Interactive Survey of ParentsModelingWhat is addiction?Informed ConsentEver since I quit drinking I cant sleep at night. What should I do?I grew up in another country where alcohol was part of the culture and teenagers were allowed to drink. Why cant I continue that tradition with my own children?What is the morbidity and mortality associated with alcoholism?Does alcohol affect older persons differently?Musculoskeletal SystemMy teenage child is taking a class trip to Germany where drinking is permitted. Is that a problem?My spouse has mood swings along with his/her addiction problem. Could he or she have bipolar disorder?My employer ordered me into treatment or risk getting fired? What are my rights?What is rehabilitation, and how is it different from AA?What is the difference between type I and type II alcoholics?All of the programs I attend are group based. I really feel I need some individual treatment. What should I do?Am I eligible for a liver transplant if my liver failure is from my alcoholism?I got into a vicious cycle using alcohol to come down from cocaine. The doctors tell me that I'm an alcoholic, but my drug of choice has always been cocaine. Do I need to be concerned?Can alcoholism cause dementia?VI. Special PopulationsYoung Children of AlcoholicsAnxiety, Insomnia, and DepressionI have heard the term "impaired professional. " Do professionals have similar problems with alcohol or drugs as others? If I suspect that a professional is impaired, what should I do?My baby was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. What is that, and what does it mean for my baby?Alcohol Treatment for AdolescentsGenitourinary/Endocrine Systems and MetabolismPsychotropic EffectsAdult Children of AlcoholicsWhat is A SAM, and what are the criteria for placement in a particular program?Genetic and Environmental FactorsWernicke/Korsakoff's SyndromeMy teenager has a serious problem with marijuana. He constantly points out that I drink., and therefore, he doesn't see the problem with his marijuana use. What do I tell him?I have been prescribed a medication off-label. Does that mean that it is experimental?What resources are available for women whose spouses are alcoholic and abusive?Native AmericansWhat makes alcohol addictive?What is the difference between a faith-based program and others?Is alcohol a drug?Social WorkersWhat exactly is an "intervention"?Long-Term Treatment with BenzodiazepinesIf I am suffering from continued anxiety after achieving sobriety, can I continue to take Ativan or similar antianxiety medication?Alcohol-Related Dementia
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