Alcohol

Alcohol Resources for Friends

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Question

A friend of mine is trying to get sober. She goes to a college a few hours away, and has had problems with alcohol for a long time – both of her parents are also alcoholics. She keeps texting me whenever she gets drunk and I never know how to respond. She seems to want me to make some sort of judgment about her actions, and I don’t want to tell her I think she’s doing the wrong thing because I think that might make her even sadder and make her want to drink even more. I don’t know what to do. Is there some sort of resource for people trying to help their friends get sober?

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Black Vomit

Monday, April 4, 2011


Question

Thursday night I had quite a few drinks and after bar close made it home and threw up. I realized this morning that the vomit was black and flaky in consistency. I feel fine now and my digestive system is back to normal. So I’m wondering if I should be concerned or just be more careful the next time I drink. (I am not a frequent drinker, the last time I had more than two drinks was New Year’s, and I have one drink a week at max.) Thank you for any advice/thoughts.

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How Can This Be a Hangover?

Monday, October 25, 2010


Question

When drinking alcohol, often the next morning, regardless of how much I drink, I always seem to have a severely upset stomach and tremors, mainly in my hands and legs. I’ve been reluctant to call it a hangover because it’s never been associated with the traditional signs of a hangover such as headache, sensitivity to light, lack of energy, or anything like that. My normal drinking night consists of between 8 and 12 standard drinks (usually hard liquor). I go to bed and wake up the next morning around 10am feeling refreshed with no negative symptoms other than the nausea and tremors. Could it be I am allergic to something in alcohol, particularly hard liquor (as I don’t drink beer)? Or is it, in fact, just a hangover sans headache/other symptoms?

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Horrendous Hangover or Something More?

Monday, October 18, 2010


Question

I drank too much on Thursday night and ended up vomiting. I woke up the next day with a pretty bad hangover (headache and nausea), which I was expecting. However, it is now 4 days later and I still have nausea, stomach pain and loss of appetite. Do I need to schedule a visit or wait and let it pass?

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What Does Alcohol Do?

Monday, June 14, 2010


Question

How does alcohol affect people?

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