Patient discussion about moderate

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Q. what does moderate drinking mean?

I am addicted to drinks… oops! Not water but alcohol. My well-wishers advised and requested me to drink moderate. Is it so? If I have to hate my habit then I want to know what does moderate drinking mean.
A1To me, you know that you don't drink "moderately" if you are questioning it. And apparently those around you are noticing. The helpful thing is that you know it. Most people who drink will deny it. Maybe you should visit a local AA meeting and get a feel for what you are doing. There is plenty support there. It would be a good thing to nip it in the bud at this early point.
A2Moderation means casual drinking where you don't get noticeably inebriated. Maybe a glass of wine with dinner or a beer occasionally.
When it gets to be every day or every Friday and Saturday night, getting wasted all the time, drinking in the afternoon without eating to get that "buzz", its no longer in moderation.

If you could "take it or leave it" it could be moderate.

For an alcoholic like me, there is no more drinking ever again. To start drinking again, even after 17 years of recovery, would be my death. It would be like stepping out in front of a fast train, the end would come quickly. I decided on the side of life long ago. I admitted I was completely powerless over alcohol and went through the 12 steps. And one day at a time, 17 years later, by the sheer grace of my higher power, God, I am still here.

Try going to an AA meeting in your area. It could save your life.

A3If you think you are addicted to alcohol,there is no such thing as moderate way to find out is to see how long you can go without a drink(1 month).You should find as much info on alcoholism as you can,If you are young now an i think you are-slow down if you are not adicted to alcohol.prolonged use can cause.alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver-alcoholic psychosis/carddiomyopathy-fetal alcohol syndrone/prolonged alcohol use can lead to imparement of the brain/nervous system/coronary heart disease/hypertention/stoke and digestive system problems(gastritis/ulcers-if you find you do have a problem go to alcoholics anonymous-you can find them on the web or they have a 800#-you do not have to pay, just go 30 meeting in 30 days-GOOD LUCK-mrfoot56-peace

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Imedix site has helped me to learn about the symptoms of autism. Thanks for the moderator and the members. Now kindly add to my knowledge by letting me know whether there are any indications that require IMMEDIATE evaluation for autism?
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Q. what are the requirements of getting medicinal marijuana?

i'd like to know the requirements of getting prescribed medicinal marijuana. i have heard alot about health benefits of moderate use of marijuana or should i refer to it as cannabis.
A1marijuana has been proven to help in these diseases,but the problem is getting a drs order for it.IT is easyer to get it under the table than legally.
A2cannabinoid drugs have therapeutic value particularly for symptoms such as pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation. as an example- some cancer patients have loss of appetite and nausea because of chemo, this is a cause for medicinal marijuana. Since 1996, twelve states have legalized medical marijuana use: AK, CA, CO, HI, ME, MT, NV, NM, OR, RI, VT, and WA.
A3Hi it is different in each state but if it is legal only your Doctor can write the script for it
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