Being an alcoholic has a social stigma when in reality it’s just people who suffer consequences from drinking alcohol. There’s alcohol addiction which is someone who has general alcohol dependency that struggles to quit alcohol use. Then there’s the blackout drunk who may also struggle to quit drinking though their problem bears just as many consequences even with infrequent use. Quitting alcohol is no easy task, becoming aware of the alcohol problem is the first step.
There are alcohol genetics just like there’s pot genetics. The alcohol gene merely has to do with your bodies reaction to this particular substance.
My personality was addicted drinking just fit the mold. I didn’t need genetic predisposition to this substance to use it for escape. Blackout drinking was never possible for me, so I wouldn’t label my drinking as “alcohol abuse”. It was more-so “alcohol dependency” where I used it regularly to escape problems.
People wonder why alcoholics continue to drink despite consequences. Alcoholism stems deep. The alcohol drug is a hard drug despite it being socially accepted. Teens drinking causes more teen deaths than all illegal drugs combined.
Drinking alcohol will never stop, so people need the right education. I hope this video helped inform you of the dangers that cause alcohol deaths. Video Rating: / 5
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A visit to a chiropractor will feel similar to visiting any other healthcare profession. You’ll start your visit by filling out a comprehensive written health history, and your chiropractor will sit down with you and go over your health history with great detail. We’re interested not only in your musculoskeletal system, but your overall health history, any surgeries or medications you take. Your chiropractor may even want to be in touch with other healthcare providers you’re seeing so that we can coordinate care.
If you’ve had x-rays or MRIs, sometimes it’s helpful for you to bring the films or even the paper reports to the chiropractor so that the chiropractor has the benefit of knowing what these tests showed. However, it’s not absolutely necessary to have these at your first visit. Your chiropractor will do a complete physical exam and get a sense of your overall health, as well as do a detailed musculoskeletal exam. We want to evaluate you orthopedically and neurologically. We’ll do things like check range of motion. We’ll check neurological reflexes, sensations in your arms and legs, and muscle strength.
We want to do specific orthopedic maneuvers to determine what structures are actually causing your pain. And we want to get a general sense of the stress level in your body, what your muscles feel like, where the restrictions are. And we want to make connections between different parts of your body. So patients may come in with neck pain or low back pain, but we’re going to check their entire body, because very often we’ll see problems in other areas that may not be asymptomatic but are important to treat to resolve the symptoms that the patient is presenting with.
Most patients will receive a chiropractic adjustment on their first visit, and your chiropractor will choose techniques and modalities that are appropriate for the severity of your condition, the chronicity, how long you’ve had it, and where it is. Your chiropractor may also use modalities or other therapies on your first visit, and these may include things like ice or heat, electronic muscle stimulation, cold laser or low-level laser, stretching or exercises. Your chiropractor will also make very detailed instructions for home care, and these instructions should be followed very carefully. It might include certain kinds of exercises or therapies to do at home, as well as advice on sleeping positions and postural advice, standing, sitting, working at a computer.
It’s important to follow these instructions carefully, because what happens outside of the office really can impact the progression of your care. So that’s what to expect from your first visit to a chiropractor. Most patients feel profoundly well after their first adjustment. So make an appointment. You’ll be glad you did.
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Drug testing is like a big business and one of the key people in the big business of drug testing is a guy who once testified in favor of one of the most abusive rehabs in American history. And he now is like a big wig in the drug testing field. And this program literally tortured people. They would like hold the kids down on the floor, until they wet or soiled themselves, as a punishment. They would punch them. They would sleep deprive them for like 48 or 72 hours. They would make them go through a spanking machine. I mean it was all kinds of really stupid, horrible, traumatic—and they would constantly emotionally attack these kids in order to break them. 50,000 American kids went through this program, which was known as Straight Incorporated. And the people who enabled it, the people who said this was the best program are still out there trying to sell monitoring for people who use drugs. And I find that offensive. I just think that if you have done something that is so harmful to people, that left many families broken and left at least thousands of people with PTSD, that you probably should not be having anything to do with anybody who uses drugs.
Addiction is a very human problem and this is often why people propose and some people benefit from a spiritual solution to it. That’s not to say we should treat medicine and medical conditions as spirituality, but the reality is that addiction and depression and a lot of other mental illnesses do often involve struggling with that potential question.
And so it is not going to be the case that you can just put a brain implant in and addiction it will go away without a big chunk of yourself going away. So the Chinese are horribly experimenting with this horrific brain surgery where they ablate, i.e. burn out, the nucleus accumbens, which is basically the brain region that provides pleasure and motivation, and they think that this is actually going to cure addiction. Of course, what happens is you get people who are just anhedonic, who relapsed because now they have even less.
So this idea that like we could use a drug that would block the effects of the drug of choice is generally misguided because the problem isn’t the drug of choice. The problem is: why do you need that drug, and why do those drugs appeal to you, and why you are trying to get out? Why you are trying to escape? And what you need in your life in order to feel comfortable and safe and productive? So I don’t think that there will be future weird cures like that. But what I do think is interesting about the future of drugs is that we can make better drugs.
Part of the reason that prohibition is collapsing at the moment is because of what are called new psychoactive substances or legal highs. And basically you can make a new recreational drug by sort of tweaking molecules of the other ones, and it will be technically legal because it hasn’t been made illegal. And what this reveals is that our system for making drugs illegal is completely irrational and based on 19th century prejudices. It has nothing to do with science. And if we apply science to this problem and look at—well, people are always going to want to alter their consciousness in some ways, how do we reduce the harm associated with this? How do we create drugs or medications that will allow people to feel safe and comfortable in the world but not be so distracting or problematic that they will not be able to connect with other people, they won’t be so out of it?
So I think the future of drugs is better drugs. I don’t think the future of drugs will be—or, you know, virtual reality; these kinds of things could all be very interesting, but I think that so long as people ask the question, “Why am I here?” and so long as people need each other to love and connect, we are going to have people who want to find ways to make that work better. Video Rating: / 5
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It’s important to understand signs of a drinking problem and how it’s subjective to the individual. Not everyone has an alcohol problem or engages in alcohol abuse. Alcohol dependence affects people in many different forms and at different levels. Alcohol addiction is very dangerous and causes a lot more issues than it solves. For those wondering “how to stop drinking” it’s not a one-size-fits-all. Hopefully, you gain something from the interviewee’s experience with how he was able to quit drinking and what sobriety is like. Alcohol is everywhere but there is hope for those suffering and sobriety rocks even though getting sober is difficult! 🙂