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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Addiction: A harmful pattern of use characterized by tolerance, withdrawal, using more of the substance than intended, persistent desire or unsuccessful attemp ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: It is recognized as a disease by the World Heath Organization, the American Medical Association, and the federal government.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Multiple ways: To treat alcoholism, there are both inpatient and outpatient programs. Many are run in accord with 12-step philosophy. Visit aa (http://www.Aa.Org) ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Kunen
44 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Needs treatment: Alcoholics must first recognize that they have a problem and need help. About 15 million people (samhsa, 2011) over age 12 have alcohol abuse or depen ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Yes: It is a genetic and multifactorial disease. It is also more common in certain groups such as in american indian, and less common in Asian populations ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
88,000 deaths: Appoximately 80% of untreated alcoholics die of their disease. Alcohol affects the brain, liver, kidney, stomach. Most common things that kill alcoh ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Signs of alcholism: C - have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking? A- have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? G - have you ever felt bad or ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Withdrawal and drinking despite negative consequences: When someone drinks depite negative consequences. If alchohol "calls " them and/or they have withdrawal when they stop.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Alcoholism: Alcoholism has been described as a "mental obsession that causes a physical compulsion to drink." people keep drinking despite clear harm to themselv ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Treatment: Behavior methods have been successful in helping many become sober and reducing risk of relapse. First step is to approach your doctor and assess the ... Read More

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