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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Abuse is specific : Abuse is the use of a substance (or doing an activity) that the user knows (or has been told by competent authority) that continued use is dangerous o ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol Abuse: Is reoccuring use of alcoholic beverages despite its negative consequences. It results in harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships, or abilit ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Anthony
21 years experience Dermatology
Many: Binge drinking, drinking that affects work and relationships. Look up the cage questions and seek help if you need it!
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Dr. Andrew Berry
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Addiction: Alcohol can be robustly abused by someone but as long as the person is not addicted to it, and doesn't miss it after putting it down, the diagnosis is ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Sanidad Jr
51 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes, indeed!: Alcohol abuse can slowly affect one's liver. End result is death from liver failure due to cirrosis.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Chronic alcohol abuse causes damage to the liver and pancreas. Cardiomyopathy (heart damage) is possible.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
33 years experience Anesthesiology
Absolutely: Alcohol abuse can lead to liver, brain and cardiovascular complications, among other things. Not to mention the incidence of death related to trams a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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There are none.: If your pattern of drinking is excessive and daily then a problem exists. If people have told you this and you are avoiding people and situations due ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Gieck
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Alcohol Abuse: Alcohol abuse refers to use of alcohol to the extent that it interferes with core responsibilities and tasks (family, work responsibilities), or cause ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
35 years experience Psychiatry
IT CAN: Certainly while intoxicated you lose inhibitions and can have a "personality change". Also long term effects of alcohol on mood and physical condition ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
26 years experience Psychiatry
Risks include:: Male gender, family history of alcohol use disorder especially in a parent, personal history of mental illness especially if untreated; personal histo ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hoffman
21 years experience Clinical Psychology
Effects of Alcohol: Is is a central nervous system depressant (slows it down) that can alter peoples’ thoughts, feelings, sensations, perceptions and even their reactions ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Don't worry; act!: Alcohol abuse is a disease that deserves serious concern. It can threaten health, and in the worst cases destroy the liver and lead to death. It is ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
43 years experience Addiction Medicine
Underage drinking: Technically, ingestion of any illegal substance constitutes abuse. Teens may not legally drink alcohol. Therefore a teen who is drinking alcohol is ... Read More
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