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  1. May 2022
    1. <img src="https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/capo_logo_big.png" height="100" width="300" alt='Capo by The Sea Addiction and Dual Diagnosis Rehab' title='capo_logo_big' />Home Treatment Residential Detox Residential Treatment Dual Diagnosis Trauma Treatment Home Detox Luxury Rehab Couples Treatment Pet Friendly Options Aftercare Luxury Executive Track Executive Detox Executive Residential Executive Golf Track Sober Living Tour About Staff Clients Recovery Blog Contact Financing Available Verify Insurance Intervention Services (888) 529-2114 Menu Menu Do I have Alcohol Poisoning or a Bad Hang OverAddiction, Alcohol, Detox<img width="550" height="321" src="https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Do-I-have-Alcohol-Poisoning-or-a-Bad-Hang-Over-550x321.jpg" class="attachment-entry_with_sidebar size-entry_with_sidebar wp-post-image" alt="do i have alcohol poisoning or bad hangover" /> Table of Contents It is Important to Know the Difference Between a Bad Hangover and Alcohol PoisoningWhat Is a Hangover?Treatment for a HangoverWhat is Alcohol Poisoning?Treatment for Alcohol PoisoningAlcohol Use Disorder TreatmentCapo By the Sea Provides Effective Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder It is Important to Know the Difference Between a Bad Hangover and Alcohol Poisoning A night of excess drinking will cause you to wake up feeling very sick in the morning. The strength of the hangover will be based on the amount of alcohol that was consumed. Symptoms can range from mild to intense. In fact, sometimes the hangover feels like alcohol withdrawals. The hangover may last for one to three days. This depends on such factors as the amount of liquor consumed, the age, sex, and size of the individual. It also matters whether the person drinks regularly or only over-indulges occasionally. As you sit there shaking next to the toilet you might wonder if you have alcohol poisoning or a bad hangover. As horrible as you might feel after a night of heavy drinking, the hangover pales next to alcohol poisoning. People don’t die from a hangover, but alcohol poisoning takes six lives every single day. Alcohol poisoning is a serious health event that requires very fast intervention. That is quite different from a hangover. A hangover is just the body’s response to being overcome with toxins. If you feel badly the morning after heavy drinking it is simply a hangover. What Is a Hangover? <img class="alignright wp-image-25423 size-medium" src="https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/unconsciouswoman-300x300.jpg" alt="3 day hangover alcohol poisoning" width="300" height="300" srcset="https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/unconsciouswoman-300x300.jpg 300w, https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/unconsciouswoman-80x80.jpg 80w, https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/unconsciouswoman-768x768.jpg 768w, https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/unconsciouswoman-36x36.jpg 36w, https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/unconsciouswoman-180x180.jpg 180w, https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/unconsciouswoman-705x705.jpg 705w, https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/unconsciouswoman.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /> A hangover does not threaten your life, even if it may feel like it at the time. As the body attempts to expel the toxins, you will feel quite sick. The burden of toxins in the bloodstream affects the body and the mind. The body is confused. The drinking kept increasing the night before, but by morning the level of alcohol in the blood plummets. This sends the body into mild withdrawal symptoms that are made worse by dehydration. Hangover symptoms may include: Nausea and vomiting. Fatigue. Headache. Excess thirst and dry mouth. Sensitive to light and sounds. Feeling shaky, trembling. Dizziness or feeling like the room is spinning. Muscle aches. Feeling irritable. Mental confusion. Can’t concentrate. Sleep problems. Feeling anxious. Alcohol abuse can trigger a many responses in the body, such as the inflammatory response, dehydration, irritation of the stomach lining, expanding of blood vessels, and a decrease in blood sugar. These responses then cause the physical symptoms of a hangover. Treatment for a Hangover Although there is no silver bullet for getting through a hangover, there are some simple steps to take. These can help improve the symptoms somewhat. Drinking lots of water, as well as Gatorade, to help replace electrolytes can help. Some people swear by high carbs if you can bring yourself to eat. Also, there are over the counter meds that aid stomach distress, headache and muscle aches. Time is the best cure for a hangover. What is Alcohol Poisoning? Alcohol poisoning occurs while the person is still in the process of excessive drinking. Alcohol poisoning is caused by binge drinking, or drinking a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time. This causes more toxins to build up in the bloodstream than the body can handle. This then overwhelms the liver. Symptoms of alcohol poisoning may include: Mental confusion or stupor. Profuse vomiting. Slowed or irregular breathing. Low body temperature and chills. Decreased blood pressure. Increased heart rate. Pale skin or blue-tinged fingertips. Seizures. Unconsciousness. One of the most common causes of death due to alcohol poisoning involves the loss of the gag reflex. This can cause the person to choke on their vomit.   <img class="aligncenter wp-image-25426 size-full" src="https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/alcoholpoisoning4.jpg" alt="alcohol poisoning or hangover" width="800" height="395" srcset="https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/alcoholpoisoning4.jpg 800w, https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/alcoholpoisoning4-300x148.jpg 300w, https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/alcoholpoisoning4-768x379.jpg 768w, https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/alcoholpoisoning4-705x348.jpg 705w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /> Treatment for Alcohol Poisoning When someone shows some of the symptoms of alcohol poisoning after binge drinking, it is so important that they receive immediate help. Once they are admitted into the emergency department, the individual will be carefully monitored. This will involve health workers that assist with breathing and prevent choking. Oxygen is given, as well as I.V. fluids that prevent dehydration. In some cases, the person will have their stomach pumped to remove excess alcohol from the system. Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment If it turns out that you have an alcohol problem you may benefit from an alcohol treatment program. These programs can help you look into your drinking behaviors and triggers. Treatment can help you make changes in the thought patterns that trigger alcohol abuse or bingeing. If there is an underlying emotional issue involved that is driving the alcohol abuse that can also be dealt with. Therapy helps you to overcome that pain and find healthy ways to manage feelings. If the alcohol abuse has been long standing, residential detox will be the first step of the treatment program. During a detox, a detox team will supervise your symptoms and offer help to ease them. Their support is vital to successfully guiding you through the detox process. Once detox is done, the active treatment phase of recovery begins. During this phase, there will be a multi-pronged treatment approach that offers a list of therapies. These activities help you make constructive changes in your habits and thoughts. Therapy can be accessed in either an outpatient or inpatient program. Outpatient rehab allows you to live at home while going through the program. An inpatient program involves a period of living at the treatment center. Following treatment, ongoing weekly therapy sessions and involvement in a local recovery support group can help sustain recovery long-term. Sober living is another good aftercare option. <img class="aligncenter wp-image-25430 size-full" src="https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/brokenbottle2.jpg" alt="how to know if you have alcohol poisoning, the next day" width="800" height="300" srcset="https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/brokenbottle2.jpg 800w, https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/brokenbottle2-300x113.jpg 300w, https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/brokenbottle2-768x288.jpg 768w, https://capobythesea.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/brokenbottle2-705x264.jpg 705w" sizes="(max-width: 800px) 100vw, 800px" /> Capo By the Sea Provides Effective Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder Capo by the Sea is an elite treatment program serving Southern California, nestled in a quiet coastal town. Capo by the Sea offers the highest grade of treatment interventions for people who struggle with alcohol abuse or alcoholism. The tranquil seaside setting provides the perfect setting for healing and therapy. The luxury appointments address every creature comfort. Call our friendly admissions team to ask any questions about alcohol use disorder. For more details about the rehab program, please contact Capo by the Sea today at (888) 529-2114.

      After a night of excessive drinking it can cause you to wake up feeling very sick in the morning you might wonder, do I have alcohol poisoning or a bad hangover?

  2. Jul 2021
    1. Sergio: Why did your family migrate to the US?Rodolfo: The reason why my family moved to the US was because both my grandfather and my biological fathers struggled with addiction, with alcoholism and drug abuse. They were just not very... Mostly my biological father, he really wasn't always there, and he was always very violent towards my mother. My mother had me when she was 14 years old. When she got pregnant everybody decided well, okay, she messed up. She is this, that, like very, very taboo. She wasn't really accepted in the family anymore. It wasn't so much my family and I moving to the US, it was just my mother and I when she was 16 and I was two and a half years old. They weren't really interested in what was going on with me or my mother. She just wanted a better quality of life for her and for myself.Rodolfo: In Mexico at 16 years old, with no type of education past probably middle school, she knew she wasn't gonna get very far. I guess she made that decision in order to have a better quality of life for her and myself, she went on. She was 16, and I don't know how she did it. I don't know the details and all that, but she met the right people, or she got in contact with the right people, and she went over there. She went to the United States. To this day, I still remember a lot of the things, even though I was very, very young. It's something that I always tell everybody that I meet, it's not just for this interview.Rodolfo: I always remember the bad things that happened or the very... I don't know if it's because it had such a big impact in my life and my mother's life or just because of how everything was set up. I remember everything that happened from start to finish. From the beginning where we got picked up, to being in the desert. I still remember eating cereal with water. It was... I don't know, it was very, very... I feel like it was... it obviously had an impact psychologically, because I still just have a lot of anxiety when I'm in certain places that I'm really accustomed to. A two, three year old in the middle of the desert, it definitely had to have an impact on me.Sergio: How old were you when that happened?Rodolfo: I was two and a half years old, so that's why I'm saying it's very odd for me to be able to remember that at a very, very young age. It wasn't only that, just even when I was here, when I was two, two and a half, I used to remember asking my mom certain memories that I had. She would say, "Oh you were one year old, one and a half years old, how did you remember that?" It was always very, like a violent, violent memory that I had. It was more so like my father being drunk or high or whatever and coming in the house. Taking any little money my mom made for the week, in order for him to keep on doing what he was doing. Just coming in and just tearing up the place.

      Mexico before the US, Mexican Childhood, Memories, Family; Mexico before the US, Migration from Mexico, Reasons, Violence, Domestic Violence, Border Crossing, Desert

  3. Jun 2021
    1. Angelo: No, it's actually the very first time that I've been able to tell this without actually crying or anything like that because I don't want to embarrass myself or anything. Yes, it's very literally very hard. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, right now my kids are in birthday season—my kids literally have birthdays back to back. So I mean, it's literally hard. My first Christmas here, I had no idea it was already Christmas until I saw lights. So, I literally just stood in front of them where I was staying—I was staying with my uncles—and I just stared at the lights and just broke down. And there's many times where that happens to me. There's a car that I used to have, or let's say McDonald's or any little thing, a pretty park—I walk by a pretty park—and I just picture my kids. So, it's very difficult mainly because of my kids. That's all I wanted to be, a father. I want to say that I gave them everything. And it's just very hard not being able to, for all that work to just be taken away just like that.Isabel: Yeah. I mean especially when you're saying like being a father, being a good father and talking about not being able to forgive your own father for the way that he treated your mother, being able to rise from that, to be the man that you want to be. Not having that figure as a father, like knowing you don't want to replicate that.Angelo: Exactly.Isabel: And the cruel irony of then still be pictured as that person that you never wanted to be.Angelo: Exactly. And that was my main goal, just like you said it, that was the perfect words. I wanted to be someone that my father was never to me and to my family. So, I said “I'm going to be the best father,” and I want to say that I was, but it just got taken away. It's very hard because my kids right now, they stay with their grandparents—they don't have a father. I think to myself on Father's Day at school, what are they making? Who are they giving the projects to? My oldest son, he remembers me.Isabel: You mentioned that your return to Mexico was very difficult, you had a lot of struggles, like all the alcoholism, also finding a job, socially. Do you mind just going into some of the obstacles you ran into on your return?Angelo: On my return to Mexico, my very first day here in Mexico, I spent the night in on the border, in Tamaulipas, Mexico. And literally I didn't want to do anything else. The very first thing I did was go to a store, and I bought a beer and I asked the lady at the store, "Will I get in trouble if I walk around the streets with the beer?" And she said, "You'll be fine. You have two or 300 pesos, right?" I said, "Yeah I just came back from the United States, I have money." “You'll be fine, if somebody pulls you over, just give them that and you'll be completely fine. “So that was the very first thing I did getting here to Mexico. There's so much alcoholism in my family that when I got here in Mexico, I said, "Okay, well it's in my blood. Let's go for it." And literally there will be times where I would just go out and buy a vodka bottle and go to my room, buy some orange juice and just literally drink until I passed out. And that went on for about half a year until one day, I guess I got really sick. I had the hiccups a lot that three or four in the morning, I was making too much noise.Angelo: I literally do not remember this, but there were people banging on my door trying to get in. Nobody was able to get in, they had to break the door down. And from what they told me, I was just in a corner and just literally choking on myself, with so much hiccups that, and I was just [inaudible]. The next morning and everybody sat down with me, and they literally—Isabel: Who’s everybody?Angelo: My uncles. I was staying at my uncle's house, so my uncle's family sat down with me, my cousins, and they had to pull me straight. They literally said, “You're not right.” They didn't talk to me too much because just them saying “You're not all right,” it clicked into my head that it was a very, very, very first time that I blacked out drinking, the very, very first time. So I told myself, "How do you not remember this happening? How do you not remember any of this? Or why are they telling you this? What did you do?" And I just saw my father all over again, and that was it, that's when I stopped drinking on the daily.Angelo: Yes. Because depression is a big part of my life. In the United States, I got diagnosed with bipolar depression, so there's just times where one time I could be happy, and then I think of something and literally my world ends. So getting here to Mexico, that was my escape, that was my answer, that was my... I can't say it wasn't the answer because for me my goal was to destroy myself, my goal was to get mugged in the middle of the street. There would be times where I literally walked around the state of Mexico three, four in the morning, just in the middle of the street, just looking for trouble. I wanted somebody to find me, I wanted somebody to…you know, all these dangerous streets that people were telling me, I wanted that, I don't know, I wanted to just destroy myself.Angelo: I wanted to get beaten down, I wanted for something bad to happen, and it was very hard. So whenever they had to break down the door, it was a big eye opener because they had to call my mom, and my mom did not know any of this. And my mom's a very big important part of my life, even over there she would always help me with stuff. She would always run around with me, she would always go shopping with me if I needed anything for my kids, she was always right there, if I needed babysitter, she was always right there. So whenever they had to call my mom, and they told her, "You know what, your son is doing this" [Emotional]. That brought so much shame to me, and that's when I said, I told my mom, "I'm sorry, I'm not going to do what my father did, so I'm done." And that was it. That's when I said, "I'm not going to do this again to my mom."

      Return to Mexico, Challenges, family separation, mental health, Family relationships, feelings, sadness, disappointment, frustration, despair

    2. Isabel: So, just to start, a couple questions, for the reasons for migration. I know we covered in the survey, but just like reiterating what motivated your family to migrate from Mexico to the US.Angelo: Well, it was really to the point that my dad wasn't doing anything productive here in Mexico. We were staying in a one-bedroom house with my grandpa, it was all of us, it was a really small room. My mom spent a lot of time being depressed, my dad was an alcoholic, and my mom literally told him, "I'm leaving. And you can come or not." So yeah, it was basically for a better life for me and my mom, my siblings, and that's the reason that we went to Mexico.

      Mexico, before the US, Migration from Mexico, Reasons, Other