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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?

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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

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