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

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Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Alcoholism

It isn't the quantity of how much alcohol you drink that defines whether you are alcoholic, but rather what happens when you do drink.
Alcoholism is actually not a medical term. We diagnose alcohol problems as eith alcohol abuse or dependence, with the latter being more serious and characterized by someone experiencing withdrawall symptoms if they woild suddenly stop. In making the dx.Consequences.

In brief: Alcoholism

It isn't the quantity of how much alcohol you drink that defines whether you are alcoholic, but rather what happens when you do drink.
Alcoholism is actually not a medical term. We diagnose alcohol problems as eith alcohol abuse or dependence, with the latter being more serious and characterized by someone experiencing withdrawall symptoms if they woild suddenly stop. In making the dx.Consequences.
Dr. Paul Pancner
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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