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What can be initial signs of alcohol addiction / dependence?

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Dr. Thomas Delaney
Psychiatry - Geriatric 27 years experience
Here are some signs: There are four areas that you want to look at to see if there's any dysfunction or consequences or interference in your overall functioning. Have you had any legal problems like a dui? Has your drinking affected your job? Are you depressed ? Do you find it hard to stop once you started drinking? Do you drink daily and drink to get drunk? When you stop is there shaking and sweating and nausea?
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