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I have a gin and tonic every night before bed, am I an alcoholic?

I have a gin and tonic every night before bed, am I an alcoholic?

How big is glass: One drink of spirits such as gin would be 1.5 oz. If this is all very unlikely you would have alcoholism. However people with alcohol problems can be crafty. Their one gin and tonic may be out of a 24oz tumbler. But they can gladly tell everyone. "i just have one drink per night" hope that helps. Not to be cynical but it does happen. ...Read more

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Glass of wine every single night before i go to bed. Am i an alcoholic?

Glass of wine every single night before i go to bed. Am i an alcoholic?

Not necessarily: More concerning is what your intention is for drinking the wine before bed. If it is to help you fall asleep, then my response would be that you are probably trying to mask another underlying problem (e.g. Sleep apnea, depression, etc) or some other issue. Alcohol can actually have a rebound stimulant effect once metabolized, and can cause further sleep problems. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How much sugar is consumed in an alcoholic drink, such as vodka, gin, tequila?

How much sugar is consumed in an alcoholic drink, such as vodka, gin, tequila?

Google: Google has a great interface built into their search engine which will calculate all of this type of information for you. Simply enter something like - sugar in vodka - and it will tell you. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What kinds of alcoholic drinks are safe for people with celiac disease? Potato vodka? Gin? Tequila? Wine? Rum? Rice wine?

Many options...: All the things you listed are viable options. Regular wines produced from grapes are allowed. I have seen gluten free beer, but i don't know how palatable it is. See this website for an extensive list.http://www.celiac.com/articles/222/1/gluten-free-alcoholic-beverages/page1.html. ...Read more

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What makes one an alcoholic?

What makes one an alcoholic?

Its causes problems: Alcoholic is actually not a medical term, however people in aa call themselves alcoholics because for some reason or another alcohol causes problems in their life, health, relationships, legal trouble. Maybe they were just done having it rule their lives, it kept them stuck, from realizing their dreams, maybe they were robbed of their mind, body and spirit. Unfortunately some never see this. ...Read more

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Alcoholic dimentia symptoms ?

Alcoholic dimentia symptoms
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Confabulate: One of the manifestations is korsakoff psychosis, characterized by confabulation. ...Read more

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How do I know if i'm an alcoholic?

How do I know if i'm an alcoholic?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous and see if it fits. ...Read more

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How could you define an alcoholic?

How could you define an alcoholic?

Alcoholism: An alcoholic is a man or a woman who suffers from alcoholism - they have a distinct physical desire to consume alcohol beyond their capacity to control it, regardless of all rules of common sense. Signs of alcoholism are drinking alone, drinking in secret. Not being able to limit alcohol. Blacking out. Trouble with the law, relationships or work due to drinking ...Read more