12 doctors weighed in:
How does an alcohol habit turn into a disease?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Addictive properties
Alcohol has addictive properties and even one drink can be habit forming in susceptible individuals.
If you think you may have a problem ask yourself a few question- has anyone asked you to cut down on drinking? Have you been annoyed by people asking about your drinking? Have you ever felt guilty about drinking? Have you ever needed a drink in the morning? If you answered yes, please seek help.

In brief: Addictive properties
Alcohol has addictive properties and even one drink can be habit forming in susceptible individuals.
If you think you may have a problem ask yourself a few question- has anyone asked you to cut down on drinking? Have you been annoyed by people asking about your drinking? Have you ever felt guilty about drinking? Have you ever needed a drink in the morning? If you answered yes, please seek help.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Gary Snead
ADHD & Autism
4 doctors agree
In brief: Damaging addiction
Current discussion whether 'disease' is best label.
Any escalating habit that limits one's ability to be & do their best, consumes their energy, time, emotions & destroys relationships can be considered an addiction, which currently is included in the category 'disease'. A combination of genetic, familial, environmental, & personal factors can lead to the change of a habit into an addiction.

In brief: Damaging addiction
Current discussion whether 'disease' is best label.
Any escalating habit that limits one's ability to be & do their best, consumes their energy, time, emotions & destroys relationships can be considered an addiction, which currently is included in the category 'disease'. A combination of genetic, familial, environmental, & personal factors can lead to the change of a habit into an addiction.
Dr. Gary Snead
Dr. Gary Snead
Thank
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