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what are alcohol problems?

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Dr. David Hunter
Psychiatry 30 years experience
See below: If you have consequences from drinking such as physical, emotional, legal, or social difficulties associated with alcohol use, then you may have an alcohol problem. Identifying the problem is the first step toward recovery. You doctor can help you set up a program to curb or eliminate your drinking and put an end to the problems it may have caused.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No short answer: Alcohol damages virtually every human organ system - mostly the brain and nervous system, liver, gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, heart and many others. In social amounts (less than 2 drinks per day), damage is uncommon, and such amounts may be protective against hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis). In larger amounts, damage may be severe, and include dangerous behaviors (driving etc.).

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Who can I talk to about alcohol problems?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Many folks: I escaped from a home where alcohol was a problem and fortunately did not inherit the tendency to lose control. Many others are not so fortunate. If an alcohol abuser is a problem for you, there's al-anon; if you feel you have lost control, it's no more a thing to be ashamed of than a birthmark. Aa's is good, your pastor has heard it many times before, and any sane advisor will be of help. Peace.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Do I have an alcohol problem if I like absinthe?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Maybe: Absinthe is outlawed and illegal in the us. Some other countries do allow it, but much of the time, it has a very low amount of a potentially dangerous chemical called thujol alkaloids. Or the substance is removed entirely. The thujol alkaloids contained in the absinthe of yore, can cause severe and irreversible liver damage as well as cause hallucinations. I would avoid it.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can my boyfriend have an alcohol problem?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
If you have to ask..: You've already read online about signs of a person who is losing or about to lose self-control with respect to alcohol. If this fits the picture, you have my sympathy and don't let your emotions keep you in a relationship that will ultimately make you miserable. If he drinks occasionally, this is not a sure sign of a future problem though there are people who'll tell you this. Be discerning.
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A male asked:

I have an alcohol problem, I have been drinking all morning?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Talk to your doctor : You should work with a doctor and a therapist. You would probably benefit from a 12 step support program like Alcoholics Anonymous, too. Get help now.
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A male asked:

Alcohol problem, I have been drinking since am?

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Dr. Alok Patel
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Seek help from doc: If you are interested in quitting, you should talk to a physician. There are many options such as 12 steps. In the long run, it is healthier for your liver. Good luck.

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