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A 33-year-old female asked:

History of anxiety and weekend binge drinking for ~9 years. no daily drinking. blood work normal for last 5 years. became a parent and now only 3-5 drinks per week. can i continue to drink moderately or did i have already done permanent damage?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Not feasible to comment on whether there is any damage from your prior drinking. Suggest you discuss this with your doctor. The blood tests are reassuring but may not fully evaluate internal organs, such as liver, pancreas, kidney. Obtain your doctor's opinion regarding alcohol in your specific case.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Please discuss this with your Primary Care Provider who can do a complete physical exam and make correct recommendations for you. If you are drinking due to anxiety please see a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy and a Psychiatrist can help with medication.
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Last updated May 13, 2021


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