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I have had to much to drink in which I "blacked out, " but am I actually an alcoholic?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Alcoholics anonymous works if you work it.
Consider attending six meetings before you decide whether it might work for you, or attending six meetings of al-anon if you are a friend or family member of an alcoholic.

In brief: Yes

Alcoholics anonymous works if you work it.
Consider attending six meetings before you decide whether it might work for you, or attending six meetings of al-anon if you are a friend or family member of an alcoholic.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Dr. David Hunter
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

If this has happened only once and you do not drink frequently, you are probably not an alcoholic.
Most alcoholics drink on a daily basis. However, blackouts are a dangerous consequence from drinking too much. The next step in intoxication can be supressed breathing and death. If you cannot use alcohol in moderation, then you are a problem drinker and should seek professional help to stop.

In brief: It depends

If this has happened only once and you do not drink frequently, you are probably not an alcoholic.
Most alcoholics drink on a daily basis. However, blackouts are a dangerous consequence from drinking too much. The next step in intoxication can be supressed breathing and death. If you cannot use alcohol in moderation, then you are a problem drinker and should seek professional help to stop.
Dr. David Hunter
Dr. David Hunter
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