A 47-year-old male asked:
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my memory on things within seconds is really bad after going into detox for alcoholism i haven't drunk for 6 months now what do you think it is?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Need evaluation: Could b due to many causes some treatable--see your doc about your concerns.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
PAWS: Post-acute withdrawal syndrome. It can take up to 18 months for the memory and mood problems to stabilize after you stop drinking. CONGRATULATIONS on 6 months!!! Do not give up, just power through it to the best of your ability. It DOES get better!
Answered on Sep 12, 2014

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