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If you crave alcohol, does that mean you're an alcoholic?

If you crave alcohol, does that mean you're an alcoholic?

It can: Craving is a very powerful urge that is difficult if not impossible to resist with out proper support. It seems as though craving will be added to the next dsm manual as a symptoms of alcohol dependence. With that said the word crave and "addicted" are often used terms by people and advertisers and in this sense its not addiction. But to have strong irresistible cravings for alcohol is a concern. ...Read more

Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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How much alcohol do you have to consume each week to be considered an alcoholic?

How much alcohol do you have to consume each week to be considered an alcoholic?

Alcoholism: Please Focus on your FUNCTIONING, NOT how much Alcohol you consume each week. Let the Wise man within you ask: •DepressionAnxiety •Angry outbursts, physical fights, injuries •Sleep problems •Memory problems •Medical problems-Gastritis, Pancreatitis, Peripheral NeuritisDelirium •DUI •Legal problems •Need to see Physician •Need to see Psychiatrist Seek necessary treatment, AA Meetings. ...Read more

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What if i were an alcoholic, would i be craving and wanting the alcohol in my house?

What if i were an alcoholic, would i be craving and wanting the alcohol in my house?

No.: You will not grow hair in unwanted places. Now if i can get biotin to grow hair on my scalp-that's the ticket! seriously, it will promote healthier hair on your body, but will not grow hair. But healthy skin and hair are nice! ...Read more

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Is it ever that a alcoholic person be cured, to live a better life and leave alcohol?

Sobriety : If an individual is alcoholic they don't become "cured" of their alcohol dependence. However, they can maintain sobriety and work continued recovery programs. Alcoholics anonymous is a 12 step program that forms a solid base for recovery. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if i were an alcoholic, would i be craving and wanting the alcohol in my house?

Not always: Some alcoholics "binge, " and can go for periods w/o any, but whenever drink, do so "to excess." daily/chronic alcoholics do tend to keep it in the house, for regular use, or "just in case" run out during night or blue-law periods, etc. If concerned, seek assistance w/alcohol abuse evaluation and treatment, if necessary. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get addicted to alcohol, does it take a while to become an alcoholic or are you addicted right away?

How long does it take to get addicted to alcohol, does it take a while to become an alcoholic or are you addicted right away?

Alcohol addiction: I've had some patients who knew alcohol was "their" drug right away -- from their very first drink. At least initially they felt it altered their lives and experience by relieving painful anxieties. They could go from shy and retiring to being the life of the party, by using alcohol. For such people, using alcohol within limits was impossible. Not everyone responds in this way, though. ...Read more

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How much alcohol can an alcoholic safely drink?

How much alcohol can an alcoholic safely drink?

None.: Any recovered or recovering alcoholic will tell you that. Zero. Zip. Nada. If you have to ask the question, there's already something badly wrong. Even if this were possible -- why would someone who's already lost a big piece of life to the horrors of alcohol abuse ask about going back to it? ...Read more

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Do people besides alcoholics experience alcohol problems?

Do people besides alcoholics experience alcohol problems?

Yes: Technically alcoholic is not a medical term. There are various alcohol use disorders such as alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse, there are even recommended daily and weekly drinking limits, there are limitations to all of these definitions. People in the rooms of aa may have any of the above and self identify as an alcoholic. For whatever reason alcohol just was not working for them anymore. ...Read more

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Will my children become alcoholics after watching me abuse alcohol for years?

Will my children become alcoholics after watching me abuse alcohol for years?

Not necessarily: Many studies indicate that there is a genetic component to alcoholism. Being brought up in an alcoholic home can only enhance this risk. Children tend to develop problem solving skills that they have observed in a parent. Taking a drink is not a good example. If you care enough to be concerned, you have already taken a positive step toward sobriety and a better life. ...Read more

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