Alcohol abuse continues even though it adds to health risks interacts poorly with medications and interferes with safe performance of activities of daily living

Try: #read literature or watch dvds to help the Care recipient (cr) understand the physical risks of drinking alcohol interferes with some medications may affect sleep and harm verbal communication memory coordination etc long term abuse can cause brain and organ damage #

Materials: Caregiver literature dvd nurse or physician

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

Information: About alcohol abuse can be found at libraries hospitals clinics treatment centers or doctors’ offices the danger of mixing alcohol with certain medications is written on pill bottles and pharmacy hand-out sheets #if alcohol interferes with medication or otherwise poses a risk ask a trusted doctor or nurse to explain the medical risks to the cr #monitor alcohol use and look for alcohol in hidden stashes or containers that are designed to hold non-alcoholic beverage #drinking habits may be tied to family or cultural traditions and remain socially acceptable to friends and family discuss limiting alcohol use in medical terms not judgmental ones information

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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