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Is alcoholism all bad?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing Good

Alcoholism damages the body, destroys the liver, weaknes the heart and cause dementia.
These are the three major organs to sustain life. It also destroys relationships and work productivity. So I am sorry but i cannot find anything good in this. If you are using alcohol as a sedative or pain reliever there are better alternatives.

In brief: Nothing Good

Alcoholism damages the body, destroys the liver, weaknes the heart and cause dementia.
These are the three major organs to sustain life. It also destroys relationships and work productivity. So I am sorry but i cannot find anything good in this. If you are using alcohol as a sedative or pain reliever there are better alternatives.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
There are some reports that very moderate alcohol consumption prolongs life.
David Miller
With all due respect, there's a pretty huge difference between the AHA's 1-2 drinks per day and an active alcoholic.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Alcoholism=a disease

Unfortunately, Alcoholism, or Chronic Alcohol Dependence is a disease and it's a particularly bad one at that.
Alcohol adversely effects every organ system in the body (except the kidneys). Alcoholism means that a person has lost control of their drinking, and the person's drinking has caused major problems in their lives. People have problems with their marriages, the law, their jobs, etc.

In brief: Alcoholism=a disease

Unfortunately, Alcoholism, or Chronic Alcohol Dependence is a disease and it's a particularly bad one at that.
Alcohol adversely effects every organ system in the body (except the kidneys). Alcoholism means that a person has lost control of their drinking, and the person's drinking has caused major problems in their lives. People have problems with their marriages, the law, their jobs, etc.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: It' depends

The active disease of alcoholism is bad.
It can be very obvious in its destruction, like being hit by a mac truck. Or it can be subtle and smoldering to the individual and loved ones often because they don't know any better and just don't know what "healthy" is, or are scared to find out. Getting in recovery from the disease can be life changing, profound, and is not to be missed.

In brief: It' depends

The active disease of alcoholism is bad.
It can be very obvious in its destruction, like being hit by a mac truck. Or it can be subtle and smoldering to the individual and loved ones often because they don't know any better and just don't know what "healthy" is, or are scared to find out. Getting in recovery from the disease can be life changing, profound, and is not to be missed.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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David Miller
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and no

The active disease is absolutely devastating! it takes no prisoners.
No one gets off easy. Not friends, not families, not bosses or employees, especially not the alcoholic. However, the folks at celebrate recovery like to say that "god never wastes a hurt." the trick is that it takes years and years of hard work to redeem that hurt. Getting help early saves a lot of heartache.

In brief: Yes and no

The active disease is absolutely devastating! it takes no prisoners.
No one gets off easy. Not friends, not families, not bosses or employees, especially not the alcoholic. However, the folks at celebrate recovery like to say that "god never wastes a hurt." the trick is that it takes years and years of hard work to redeem that hurt. Getting help early saves a lot of heartache.
David Miller
David Miller
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Alcoholism

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In brief: Alcoholism

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology

In brief: Yes

Yes all alcoholism is bad unless it is in recovery.
....So recovered alcoholism is good.

In brief: Yes

Yes all alcoholism is bad unless it is in recovery.
....So recovered alcoholism is good.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Dr. Thomas Wright
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