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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
53 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
A long time: This is a sign of serious liver injury from long term alcohol abuse.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Variable: Hard to say. Usually many years but it is quite variable and some people may never develop cirrhosis.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Difficult to say: Without understanding how severe the case of alcohol hepatitis, as in the most severe cases(rare) sometimes liver transplantation is necessary. Hepat ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Alcohol addicition: You will not become addicted right away but if you inherit a certain genetic structure you may be prone to alcoholism. If your tolerance is high that ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Alcoholism: There is quite a bit of debate about this. But, it is at least one year. The post acute withdrawal symptoms that happen after six months are very tell ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The time span is very variable. How much do you drink in an average day? Judging from your question, you will have a lot more serious issues from alco ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Impossible to say: because it depends on how much damage has already been done. It is not a matter of "rehydration," since most alcoholics are actually overhydrated. Da ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Count Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as a drink (some say as much as two but I think it depends on the individual) for its effects on your body and mind , ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
Safer to wait: In general it is best not to combine alcohol with controlled medications. You run the risk of accidental overdose, respiratory suppression and aspirat ... Read More
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