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i feel an urge to drink but i don't know if this means i am am addicted. it is similar to the urge i really want sugar after work, but know it's with alcohol. i have not given in. however, i am scared that this is a problem. thank you for your response.

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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Urge to drink: Don't focus on a label, rather on your pattern of drinking and it's consequences: health, relationships, overall functioning. Do more reading, take some self-tests online, see your pcp for exam and guidance. Baby steps ----> good results. Stay with this issue. Some wise words on craving alcohol: http://step12.com/alcohol-self-test.html . Be safe and value your health. Take care.

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