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Doctor insights on: Abuse Of Alcohol

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Symptoms of alcohol abuse?

Symptoms of alcohol abuse?

Many: Binge drinking, drinking that affects work and relationships. Look up the cage questions and seek help if you need it! ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse?

What is the medical definition of alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse?

Addiction: Alcohol can be robustly abused by someone but as long as the person is not addicted to it, and doesn't miss it after putting it down, the diagnosis is alcohol abuse. If, however, the person feels either physically or psychologically addicted/dependent on it and either cannot go a day without it, or binge drinks uncontrollably the diagnosis is alcohol dependence. ...Read more

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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Alcohol abuse?

What are the complications of Alcohol abuse?

Alcohol Abuse Compli: Complications of Alcohol Abuse • Persisting Amnestic Disorder • Psychotic Disorder • Mood Disorder • Sleep Disorder • Sexual Dysfunction • Arrhythmias • High blood pressureHepatitis • Cirrhosis • Pancreatitis Increased risk of developing cancers of the: • Mouth • Esophagus • Throat • Liver • Breast Chronic drinkers are more liable to contract diseases like Pneumonia and Tuberculosis ...Read more

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How are alcoholism and alcohol abuse different?

How are alcoholism and alcohol abuse different?

Could be same: Alcoholism is a slightly more imprecise term that could imply either alcohol abuse or dependence. Alcohol abuse is when someone continues to drink despite negative consequences. Alcohol dependence is when, in addition to alcohol abuse, the person also has physical dependence (needing to drink to avoid withdrawal) or tolerance (needing increasing amounts) or compulsive use. ...Read more

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At what point does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

At what point does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

Alcohol abuse: When a person starts to lose control of his or her drinking, and develops other symptoms related to alcoholism. Here's a link that can help to see other symptoms: http://www.Webmd.Com/mental-health/addiction/understanding-alcohol-abuse-symptoms it would also be a good idea to consult with an addictions' specialist. ...Read more

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How are alcohol abuse and dependence different?

How are alcohol abuse and dependence different?

Drinking : Dependence is usually considered that you will have physical withdrawal symptoms if you stop drinking. Dependence and addiction are synonymous. Abuse is frequent or even occasional excessive drinking which is considered more than five drinks within two hours. ...Read more

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Consequences of excessive use of cigarette and alcohol to the body?

Consequences of excessive use of cigarette and alcohol to the body?

Lung cancer & COPD: (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)heart attacks, strokes & bladder cancer all from ciggarettes. Xs alcohol can lead to liver cirrhosis, delerium tremens (dts) if body becomes alcohol dependent & you stop drinking for a while, esophageal varices which can result in massive vomiting of blood & death. ...Read more

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What's the difference between heavy alcohol abuse and heroin abuse?

OVERDOSE BOTH FATAL: Alcohol is legal for adults over 21 in us and over 18 in many other countries both are addictive, overdose of both can be fatal.But heroin abuse can cause many medical problems like aids, hepatitis b and c, and is more addictive and dangerous than alcohol alcohol is served everywhere there are celebrations and in limited quanity may ba beneficial for heart but too much causes liver/heart diseass. ...Read more

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Any insights on when does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

Any insights on when does "moderate" use of alcohol become alcohol abuse?

Yes: Alcohol becomes abuse when it starts affecting your life negatively:if you having problems at work or showing up late or missing work; if it is making you fight with others or causing problems in your relationship; if you have legal problems from drinking; if you find yourself "sneaking" alcohol or hiding how much you use from other people. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Alcohol abuse?

What are the symptoms of Alcohol abuse?

Alcohol Abuse: Alcohol abuse refers to use of alcohol to the extent that it interferes with core responsibilities and tasks (family, work responsibilities), or causes negative outcomes (e.g., DUI). Abuse can progress to dependence with physical and psychological addiction - increased tolerance (need more to get the same effect), withdrawal symptoms when not drinking, and preoccupation with drinking. ...Read more

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Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

It can: Make you more at risk for diabetes. Heavy drinking can make you less sensitive to insulin. Also heavy drinking can cause chronic pancreatitis which can cause insulin production problems. So this can add to the risk of developing diabetes. Your genetic make up plays the largest role. But drinking can help speed things up ...Read more

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How are alcoholism and alcohol dependence different?

They are one in the: Same. When you become dependent on alcohol, i.e., addicted to alcohol, you suffer from alcoholism. ...Read more

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Alcohol consumption and ocd/schitzophrenia, what's the relation?

Alcohol consumption and ocd/schitzophrenia, what's the relation?

Diagnosis: Substance use disorders such as alcohol are increased in individuals who suffer from thought disorders like schizophrenia and anxiety disorders like ocd. ...Read more

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What are the DSM criteria for substance dependence and alcohol abuse?

What are the DSM criteria for substance dependence and alcohol abuse?

Addiction: Alcohol/drugs can be robustly abused by someone but as long as the person is not addicted to it, and doesn't miss it after putting it down, the diagnosis is alcohol abuse. If, however, the person feels either physically or psychologically addicted/dependent on it and either cannot go a day without it, or binge drinks uncontrollably the diagnosis is alcohol dependence. ...Read more

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Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

No it cannot cause: Hiv. However, it might lead to unprotected sex, which could lead to hiv, since people's judgement is impaired and they are less inhibited under the influence of alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cirrhosis of the liver besides alcohol abuse?

See below: Infection with hepatitis b and/or c and non-alcoholic fatty liver associated with obesity are other common causes. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/cirrhosis-liver. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of mixing benedryl and alcohol and alcohol?

What are the dangers of mixing benedryl and alcohol and alcohol?

Two too many, too: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has sedative properties. Alcohol has properties that are sedating. And that second alcohol dose will go even further to causing stupor, coma and death. Also seizures, loss of balance, poor judgement. ...Read more