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Why Do Alcoholics Hide Bottles
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Highly likely he is: although you diagnose alcohol problems not strictly by how much someone is drinking and more by how much harm it is doing to their life, nobody can drink 30 beers in the course of a drinking episode without being HIGHLY tolerant to alcohol (it is equivalent to 1 1/2 liters of vodka). Anyone who tolerates that has to be LOTS drinking daily or close to it, and likely has the associated problems. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I'm 9 weeks pregnant and have been drinking non-alcoholic ginger beer (26g of ginger/bottle!) daily. Is this likely to cause problems?
Non alcoholic: even though your beverage is labeled with the word beer, it is non alcoholic and therefore safe in pregnancy. The amount of ginger that you are getting is also safe in pregnancy, and maybe even stay off some morning sickness. Good luck with your pregnancy, continue good habits. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What can I tell a person with type 2 diabetes, who may also be an alcoholic, about alcohol's affect on blood sugar? Specifically, a bottle of wine...
Alcohol is detriment: Alcohol metabolizes like carbohydrate and that is a diabetic's problem: carb metabolism. To drink is to poison the system for them. In addition, alcohol causes pancreatitis, or inflammation of the gland that makes insulin, thus reducing it's ability to function well. They should abstain... ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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