A member asked:

Drink 15-25 units a week, went 7 days without drink and had a bit of urge to drink, ended up drinking at day 7, am i alcohol dependent?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Regularly drinking more than the lower risk guidelines is one of the criteria for binge drinking. 3-4 Units (= to 1.5 Pints of 4% Beer) is considered lower risk guidelines. >8 Units is typically seen with binge drinking. Typically alcohol dependent persons need to drink every day even 1st thing in the AM. Drinkline is a national alcohol helpline. # 800 917 8282. It's free & confidential.

Answered Jul 23, 2019



Still have questions?

Get the best care from a doctor who knows you.

Book a Video Appointment
Sponsor Content

Related Questions

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question

Meet your new favorite doctor