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What are symptoms of alcoholism?

What are symptoms of alcoholism?

See below: When someone drinks depite negative consequences. If alchohol "calls " them and/or they have withdrawal when they stop. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Visibly, it is continuing to drink in ways that are "out of control" despite negative consequences.It is a metabolic disorder where alcohol is not processed normally. Over time tolerance develops, (it takes more to get the desired effect). In later stages there are often withdrawal symptoms when you stop, but not always. Many relapse after abstaining for a while, esp. ...Read more


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What is the importance of the symptoms of alcoholism?

What is the importance of the symptoms of alcoholism?

Alcoholism: Is a deadly disease, so the importance of recognizing the symptoms as early as possible is to be able to avoid the negative consequences of the illness by getting treatment as soon as can be. Treatment is life saving! ...Read more

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Can you please tell me extreme symptoms of alcoholism?

Can you please tell me extreme symptoms of alcoholism?

Many symptoms: Inability to stop drinking despite negative effects in most areas of life would indicate severe alcoholism. ...Read more

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They drink too much. Whats the importance of knowing the symptoms of alcoholism?

They drink too much. Whats the importance of knowing the symptoms of alcoholism?

Decisions: I am sure you would agree that knowledge is a good thing, right? So the more a person knows about themselves and the problems they may or may not have, the better they can decide what they want to do about it. Life's about choices and the more information we have, the better our insight and judgement. A person may decide to make changes if they have a good enough reason. ...Read more

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Withdrawel symptoms of alcoholism, itching?

Possibe: Alcohol is a brain sedative. Withdrawal can vary from seizures, delirium to mild agitation. Predicting the severity of withdrawal is difficult as tolerance varies greatly. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of alcoholism but I don't drink much?

I have all the symptoms of alcoholism but I don't drink much?

What symptoms?: You didn't say what your symptoms are, and i cannot guess your symptoms. Some people are very sensitive to small amounts of alcohol and may have some alcohol withdrawal symptoms (shakes and tremors) after drinking relatively small amounts of alcohol over and extended period of time. If you drink every day for at least one month, that can be a problem. Also, females need half as much as men. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of alcoholism a teen can have?

Misuse: Alcoholism by definition refers to misuse or abuse of alcohol. Since the legal age for drinking in most states is 21, any use of alcohol by a teen would be considered abuse. Even though it is and always has been a common occurence it is still abuse. Frequent use, minimizing use, or inability to control the amount used are signs that abuse/alcoholism may persist into adulthood. ...Read more

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The first stage of alcoholism is characterized by what symptoms?

Overconsumption: You can find information on usual stages of alcoholism at this website. http://alcoholselfhelpnews.wordpress.com/2008/05/24/5-stages-of-alcoholism/ in general a person is consuming more alcohol regularly and appears to function despite that. ...Read more

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What can I do if my boyfriend is starting to show symptoms of alcoholism?

What can I do if my boyfriend is starting to show symptoms of alcoholism?

Help for both of you: If he is concerned about it, many treatment programs will give a free or low cost assessment and make recommendations if there is a problem. In addition to treatment for the person through professional group treatment and/or aa, there is also al-anon for friends and family. If you are concerned but he is not, there is help through al-anon for you. ...Read more

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Symptoms of alcoholism--like wanting a glass of wine when meeting friends?

Symptoms of alcoholism--like wanting a glass of wine when meeting friends?

Not like this: Alcoholism is an addiction. This is a craving for something, in this case alcohol, which causes physical and mental distress and dysfunction unless the substance is ingested. If your alcoholic intake is social as you described, it is not an addiction. If you drink in private, consuming glass after glass, you might have a problem. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

Alcohol dependence is a condition where significant alcohol overuse is accompanied by lifestyle dysfunction and by symptoms of alcohol withdrawal ...Read more