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What physically happens in the body with alcohol addiction and dependence?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 60 years experience
A great deal !!: Books have been written on just what alcohol addiction does to the nervous system no system in the body in immune from the harmful effect of abuse of this commonly used substance.
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Dr. Kevin Passer
37 years experience
A lot: Alcohol can adversely affect every organ in the body except the kidneys. The brain, the skin, the liver-all the organs. When dependency develops to alcohol, a person builds up a tolerance to the alcohol and the person then drinks more and more in order to obtain the desired effects. Drinking a pint of whiskey every day for at least one month, a person will have withdrawal symptoms when stopping.
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