Alcoholism / Alcohol misuse / Addiction

Understanding Harmful Drinking and Substance Misuse: Guidelines and Support

Engaging in excessive drinking or substance misuse can have detrimental effects on your health and well-being. Here are some informative guidelines to consider:

Binge Drinking:

For males, consuming 5 or more drinks in approximately 2 hours. For females, consuming 4 or more drinks in around 2 hours.

Heavy Alcohol Use:

Men consuming 4 or more drinks on any given day, or exceeding 14 drinks per week. Women consuming 3 or more drinks on any given day, or surpassing 7 drinks per week. When these habits become routine, the body may become dependent or addicted. This applies not only to alcohol but also to various legal or illegal substances like cannabis, ice, amphetamines, prescribed medications, and nicotine. People may develop substance addictions for various reasons, leading to impaired brain functions that result in neglecting responsibilities, withdrawal from work, family, and social activities, as well as feelings of anxiety, stress, tightness in the chest, and shortness of breath. Both the Mayo Clinic and NIAAA offer self-assessment tests to evaluate your dependence on or misuse of alcohol and substances.

Diagnosis: Medical professionals diagnose these conditions through pertinent questions, physical examinations, or liver function blood tests.

Treatment:hile treatments vary based on individual needs, they typically involve detoxification, withdrawal management, counseling, skill acquisition, personalized treatment planning, and sometimes medication or injections.

Incorporating Chinese Medicine: Chinese medicine has recognized alcoholism and addiction for centuries. In ancient times, alcohol was employed for medicinal and anesthetic purposes. Chinese culture also acknowledged substance misuse, prompting the development of treatments to help reduce it. According to Chinese medicine, substance misuse affects the Liver, Stomach, and Spleen, producing toxins, heat, and dampness. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can alleviate substance cravings and support holistic mental and physical recovery. Addiction doesn’t solely impact the individual; it also affects their loved ones across all facets of life. However, overcoming addiction is achievable with determination, time, and a comprehensive healthcare plan. Health Acupuncture is here to assist you in this journey by offering consistent care and support through acupuncture and Chinese herbs. We’re grateful that you’ve invested your time in understanding this information for yourself or your loved ones. You’ve completed half of the journey already. Keep up the progress, and we look forward to welcoming you to our clinic for the next steps.

Health acupuncture can be part of your journey by providing consistent care and support through acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Health Acupuncture is grateful and thank you that you have read this far for yourself or your loved ones. You have come half-way to finish the journey. Keep up the good work and wish to see you in clinic. Call 0433 777 046

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