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A 17-year-old male asked:

Is it an alcohol problem to get drunk almost every other night or binge drink 2-5 times a week usually half a litre of whiskey a night or 12 beers ?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Alcohol Questions: Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking? Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking? Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover (eye opener)?
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Provided original answer
If you are answering yes to the above questions, you have a problem with alcohol. The amount or frequency you drink isn't key rather the effect of drinking on your life. Consider going to Alcoholics Anonymous and/or following up with your doctor. All the best.
Jan 23, 2017

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