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Do you think having to have a bottle of champaine a night would be considered an alcoholic?

Do you think having to have a bottle of champaine a night would be considered an alcoholic?

Depends: That level of use defines problem drinking with alcoholism being defined by other criteria. However, more than 50% of people drinking this much do meet criteria for alcohol dependence. ...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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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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Someone i know drank over 30 bottles of beer. Is he an alcoholic?

Someone i know drank over 30 bottles of beer. Is he an alcoholic?

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 more

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Is drinking 1-2 bottles of 42 proof vodka a day considered being an alcoholic?

Size ?: Airline mini bottle size or larger? What you describe sounds quite worrisome and warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I drink 2-3 bottles of (500 ml) strong beer three times a week. Is this ok? Am i alcoholic?

Probably not: If the drinking is causing any problems for you, e.g., trouble with your friends or family, and you drink anyhow, you would be an alcoholic. If the drinking does cause any problems for you, than you are not an alcoholic. ...Read more

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I'm 9 weeks pregnant and have been drinking non-alcoholic ginger beer (26g of ginger/bottle!) daily. Is this likely to cause problems?

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 more

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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...

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...

No more than 1 drink: With food daily if have without food, can cause low blood sugar if more than 1, even with food can get very high sugar or be drunk enough that can't tell if have high or low sugar! ...Read more

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