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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can heavy, chronic alcoholism (a bottle of vodka a day for years) eventually induce seizures?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Sure: It is well known that alcoholics can have seizures. The most common way is when an alcoholic runs out of liquor, such as in a hurricane, earthquake, or wildfire situation... in which he drinks his last bottle and goes into alcohol withdrawal the next day or two. It is less certain an alcoholic will get seizures if not having withdrawal... https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/triggers-seizures/alcohol
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