Alcohol Addiction Health Record Software
People with alcohol addiction should keep health records to support their recovery journey and better understand their drinking patterns and triggers. By maintaining a health journal, individuals with alcohol addiction can track symptoms related to withdrawal, such as anxiety, tremors, insomnia, and mood swings, which can help them manage their recovery process effectively.
They can also record potential triggers, such as stressful situations, social events, or emotional challenges, that may lead to cravings and relapses. Additionally, tracking their alcohol consumption, including the quantity and frequency of drinking, can provide insights into their progress towards sobriety and help them identify patterns of risky behavior. Monitoring lab tests, liver function, and other health markers can also serve as motivation to stay committed to recovery and make necessary lifestyle changes.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To cope with #stress and prevent future triggers, I will plan non-alcoholic activities with friends and family. I will also seek guidance from my counselor on managing #anxiety and stress in healthier ways.
Today, I experienced heightened #anxiety and restlessness, particularly in the morning after waking up. I also noticed increased irritability and difficulty concentrating throughout the day.
Attending a #social_gathering with friends last night might have triggered these symptoms as alcohol was readily available. Additionally, the #stress from an upcoming work presentation has been adding to my anxiety.
As part of my recovery plan, I did not consume any #alcohol today. Instead, I practiced mindfulness exercises and deep breathing techniques to manage anxiety.
I measured my #blood_pressure this morning and found it to be slightly elevated 130/90. My heart rate was also higher than usual during moments of anxiety.
I have a follow-up appointment with my addiction counselor #Dr.Brown scheduled for next week.
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.