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Is drinking non alcoholic wine pre operatively ok?

Is drinking non alcoholic wine pre operatively ok?

Probably yes: There are small amounts of alcohol in "non-alcoholic" wines and beers - about 0.5-1% (compared to 6-12%). My question would be whether you are drinking it because you had problems with alcohol previously, in which case my answer would be no. This is because it is very likely to serve as a trigger to drinking alcohol again. If you have not had a problem, it is not likely to cause any harm pre-op. ...Read more

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I drink a bottle of wine 14% nearly every night as if stuck to recommended units you may as well not drink,I'm not an alcoholic ,i feel fine so is ok?

I drink a bottle of wine 14% nearly every night as if stuck to recommended units you may as well not drink,I'm not an alcoholic ,i feel fine so is ok?

Problem drinking: If you are consuming 1 bottle of wine by yourself daily, you definitely meet the definition of problem drinking and likely are dependent on alcohol. The phrasing of your question suggests that 1) you are tolerant of alcohol and 2) someone is concerned about your drinking and the effects it has on you. Both are concerning for addiction. Please consider consulting with a physician in person for help ...Read more

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I just drink wine, i'm not an alcoholic right?

I just drink wine, i'm not an alcoholic right?

It depends: Alcoholism is an addiction. If you drink wine, beer, or liquor in moderation and not because you have the urge that you must, that doesn't necessarily make you an alcoholic. If you drink regularly because you feel you need to, can't control your drinking, get withdrawal if you don't drink, get upset if people question you about it, or it affects your professional or personal life, then beware. ...Read more

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If you drink wine daily, at what point are you an alcoholic?

When u r concerned: When you are using despite negative consequences, you have a problem. Dont get caught up in amounts. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mom drinks a bottle of wine a night, is she an alcoholic?

What can I do if my mom drinks a bottle of wine a night, is she an alcoholic?

Alcoholism: I am sorry but i can't diagnose anyone over the internet. Unless it is a minibottle of wine, this is excessive use. It would be in her best interest to see her physician for a comprehensive evaluation to include her alcohol use. Alcoholics anonymous may be beneficial for her. ...Read more

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I like one glass of wine with dinner. Am I an alcoholic and/or risking my child's health?

I like one glass of wine with dinner. Am I an alcoholic and/or risking my child's health?

Pregnant?: If that glass is 5 ounces, which defines one drink of wine, then unlikely and probably has some modest health benefits. Now if your are referring to your unborn child, then yes you may be risking your childs health and should not drink period. ...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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Is a person an alcoholic if they have been drinking two glasses of wine a night for the last twenty years?

Is a person an alcoholic if they have been drinking two glasses of wine a night for the last twenty years?

Not Necessarily: Alcoholism is defined as affecting a persons life to their detriment. Something they would do even knowing it is causing harm and it has a negative impact on them physically or in their family or job settings. I personally feel that the liver needs a rest from constant exposure so i usually recommend that people not drink every night. ...Read more

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