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«100 Questions & Answers About Alcoholism»

What are my rights to privacy?Cardiovascular SystemHow are men and women different in their responses to alcohol?What different kinds of medications are available for alcoholism?Treatment for InsomniaWho is qualified to diagnose and treat alcoholism?What is Antabuse, and how does it work?Alcohol Withdrawal SyndromeRespiratory SystemWhat causes the disease of alcoholism?Survey of TeensWhat is the difference between a faith-based program and others?What are DTs?Harris Interactive Survey of ParentsHow do you know whether you are an alcoholic?Adult Children of AlcoholicsHow do I know whether my child is just experimenting with alcohol and drugs or has a real problem with them?What is detoxification, and how do I know whether I need it?VII. Surviving AlcoholismHow old do my children need to be before I start talking to them about alcohol?VI. Special PopulationsI 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?I have cirrhosis of the liver. Is that reversible?I heard of a new injectable form of medication for alcoholism. What is it, and what are its advantages?Informed ConsentGenitourinary/Endocrine Systems and MetabolismIV. TreatmentClassical ConditioningI read somewhere that drinking alcohol was good for you. Is that true?What are the different kinds of outpatient and inpatient rehabilitations?Does alcohol affect older persons differently?Alcohol Treatment for AdolescentsWill I ever be able to drink again?What exactly is an "intervention"?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 other medications are prescribed for alcoholism?InheritanceSocial WorkersDistinguishing Discontinuation SyndromesAsian AmericansWhat is a dry drunk?What medications are used for detoxification?How are alcoholism and mood disorders linked?I am worried about my employer finding out about my treatment. How can I prevent his or her finding out?What is the link between alcoholism and violence?Marijuana EffectsMy baby was born with fetal alcohol syndrome. What is that, and what does it mean for my baby?A family member hears voices even when he is not drinking. Is it caused by the alcohol or does he have schizophrenia?Where can I get more information?What is a safe level of alcohol consumption?What is the difference between type I and type II alcoholics?What resources are available for women whose spouses are alcoholic and abusive?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?PsychologistsWhat is the impact of alcoholism on children?My family member is an alcoholic and refuses to get help. What should I do?What is addiction?V. Associated ConditionsMy spouse has mood swings along with his/her addiction problem. Could he or she have bipolar disorder?Psychotropic EffectsWhat is AA, and how does it work?GlossaryHow is treatment different for someone with a dual diagnosis?Am I eligible for a liver transplant if my liver failure is from my alcoholism?Hematologic and Immune SystemsNative AmericansWhat is the DSM-IV?Sleep ArchitectureRisk, Prevention, and EpidemiologyWhat is the morbidity and mortality associated with alcoholism?We 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?Insulin SensitivityAm I at risk for other kinds of addictions if I have been addicted to alcohol?I was drinking during my first trimester of pregnancy before I knew I was pregnant. What are the risks to my unborn baby?Psychiatrists If I am suffering from continued anxiety after achieving sobriety, can I continue to take Ativan or similar antianxiety medication?Factors Associated With Drinking and Older PersonsWhat are some of the triggers to relapse?Is there a gateway drug that can lead to alcoholism?I 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?How successful are the various treatment options?Alcohol-Related DementiaMy 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?Neurons and NeurotransmittersAcknowledgmentsIs alcohol a drug?What is the prevalence of alcohol use and alcoholism?Ever since I quit drinking I cant sleep at night. What should I do?What is rehabilitation, and how is it different from AA?How is alcoholism a disease?Are vaccines available for various addictive drugs?Nature Versus NurtureEvolutionYoung Children of AlcoholicsMusculoskeletal SystemI. The BasicsIs alcoholism a disease or just a bad habit?Is the treatment approach for adolescents different than adults?Are certain religious groups at greater risk for alcoholism?What is alcohol abuse?Wernicke/Korsakoff's SyndromeThe Elements Necessary to Refuse TreatmentHispanicsAre there any biological tests that aid in the diagnosis of alcoholism?II. DiagnosisHow does alcohol affect the brain?I was arrested for a DUI. What should I do?Gastrointestinal SystemCharacteristics of Alcoholic FamiliesVascular DementiaI 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?How is acamprosate different from other medications?Are there any medications that I should avoid if I have hepatitis?My mother has been drinking wine daily since my father died. Could she be an alcoholic, or does she need treatment for depression?Anxiety, Insomnia, and DepressionCan alcoholism cause dementia?My employer ordered me into treatment or risk getting fired? What are my rights?My 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?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 fTwin and Adoption StudiesHow do chemicals work in the brain?When and how was alcohol discovered?Operant ConditioningHealth BenefitsWhat are my rights to refuse treatment?All of the programs I attend are group based. I really feel I need some individual treatment. What should I do?OndansetronWhen 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 are the medical consequences of alcoholism?What are the screening tools available for alcoholism, and are they reliable?Are there other neurological effects of alcoholism?Differences Distinguishing the Benzodiazepines From One AnotherGuidelines For ParentsLife-Threatening ConditionsWhat is A SAM, and what are the criteria for placement in a particular program?What other risk factors are associated with alcoholism?Genetic and Environmental FactorsI have been prescribed a medication off-label. Does that mean that it is experimental?Are there any alternative treatments or herbal remedies for alcoholism?What is co-dependency? How do I know if I am co-dependent, and what can I do about it?My teenage child is taking a class trip to Germany where drinking is permitted. Is that a problem?I had withdrawal seizures. Does that mean that I now need to take an anticonvulsant?My 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?The Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists or the Nurse PractitionersWhat makes alcohol addictive?What is the Prometa® treatment protocol for alcoholism?Long-Term Treatment with BenzodiazepinesWhy do humans use alcohol?What aspects of alcoholism are voluntary or involuntary?African AmericansWhat is alcohol dependency?What is alcohol?TopiramateChronic InsomniaI understand that some programs teach alcoholics to drink moderately. How successful are those programs?TreatmentWhat sexual problems does alcohol cause?Does it matter how long I stay in an inpatient program? How successful are they?Learning TheoryModelingHow do African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asian Americans compare with respect to risk of developing alcoholism? Alternatives to Benzodiazepines in the Management of AnxietyWhat is the risk of inheriting alcoholism?
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