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A 41-year-old member asked:

Girlfriend 43 takes permanent vicodin, sural nerve removed. she drinks average 6 bottles of beer a day. how does this effect her mental and physical?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not well: Certainly the combination of both a narcotic pain reliever on top of 6 beers a day is not recommended at all.By definition, your girlfriend would be an alcoholic drinking 6 beers a day. I recommend she get into a certified multidisciplinary pain clinic where she can get her pain addressed and as well see a physician to treat her alcoholism. If not already, they will eventually cause harm.Good luck.

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