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Alcoholic how long does it take to become an alcoholic

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Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine 33 years experience
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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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 54 years experience
A long time: This is a sign of serious liver injury from long term alcohol abuse.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Variable: Hard to say. Usually many years but it is quite variable and some people may never develop cirrhosis.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
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
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
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
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Take a look there. : An esophageal burn can be serious and can cause scarring/fibrosis, which could narrow the diameter of the esophagus. Do NOT drink any alcohol or spicy... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
OUCH!: That must have been microwaved gravy wow. I would avoid alcohol, acidic, carbonated, caffeine, fatty fried foods. Do bland and soft foods. If persists... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
The wrong answer: I'm not aware of any reason to think they'll help either with the physical problems caused by alcohol, or the craving. It'll upset your stomach and ca... Read More

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