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Please explain what effects does drinking a fifth of 80 proof alcohol every night have on the body?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Drinking a fifth of any alcohol daily is by definition alcoholism. Alcoholism is a disease state - physical, emotional and spiritual. Physically, that much alcohol is damaging the brain, the liver, the kidneys, the heart, the esophagus and stomach. Emotionally and spiritually, the damage can be just as great.

Answered Jun 11, 2014

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