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Alcohol Abuse (Overview)

Alcohol abuse is reoccuring use of alcoholic beverages despite their negative consequences. It results in harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work. Often people who abuse alcohol fail to fulfill their responsibilities and can drink in dangerous situations such as when driving, which gets them into legal difficulties. Alcohol abuse can lead to alcohol dependence.


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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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Alcohol Abuse (Overview)

Alcohol abuse is reoccuring use of alcoholic beverages despite their negative consequences. It results in harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work. Often people who abuse alcohol fail to fulfill their responsibilities and can drink in dangerous situations such as when driving, which gets them into legal difficulties. Alcohol abuse can lead to alcohol dependence.


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Does alcohol abuse change your peronality

Does alcohol abuse change your peronality

IT CAN: Certainly while intoxicated you lose inhibitions and can have a "personality change". Also long term effects of alcohol on mood and physical condition. If you question your alcohol use, then you clearly have an alcohol problem get help there is so much that you can do like aa, medications, detox, therapy, and treatment for depression or anxiety that may underlie the abuse. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about alcohol abuse?

How much should I worry about alcohol abuse?

Alot: Alcohol abuse can affect many organ systems -- especially liver, nervous system, heart, immune and gastrointestinal. Drink only in moderation if your doctor says that it is ok. Usually, one beer or glass of wine per day, or one shot of liquor. But, always check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Alcohol abuse?

What are the risk factors for Alcohol abuse?

Risks include:: Male gender, family history of alcohol use disorder especially in a parent, personal history of mental illness especially if untreated; personal history of stressors such as loss of employment, etc. If you are concerned about your alcohol use, please seek help with a mental health professional for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Can you die from alcohol abuse?

Can you die from alcohol abuse?

Yes, indeed!: Alcohol abuse can slowly affect one's liver. End result is death from liver failure due to cirrosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Alcohol abuse?

There are none.: If your pattern of drinking is excessive and daily then a problem exists. If people have told you this and you are avoiding people and situations due your tendency to be drunk easily then a problem exists. ...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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Does alcohol abuse change your peronality

IT CAN: Certainly while intoxicated you lose inhibitions and can have a "personality change". Also long term effects of alcohol on mood and physical condition. If you question your alcohol use, then you clearly have an alcohol problem get help there is so much that you can do like aa, medications, detox, therapy, and treatment for depression or anxiety that may underlie the abuse. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about alcohol abuse?

Alot: Alcohol abuse can affect many organ systems -- especially liver, nervous system, heart, immune and gastrointestinal. Drink only in moderation if your doctor says that it is ok. Usually, one beer or glass of wine per day, or one shot of liquor. But, always check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more