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Is having a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover, normal?
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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: No
Ask yourself these questions: 1) do you feel the need to cut back on your drinking? 2) are you annoyed when others ask you to stop? 3) do you feel guilty about drinking? 4) do you need an "eye-opener" drink in the morning to get going? More than one 'yes' response to any of these questions raises suspicion of alcohol abuse.

In brief: No
Ask yourself these questions: 1) do you feel the need to cut back on your drinking? 2) are you annoyed when others ask you to stop? 3) do you feel guilty about drinking? 4) do you need an "eye-opener" drink in the morning to get going? More than one 'yes' response to any of these questions raises suspicion of alcohol abuse.
Brian Fishman
Brian Fishman
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Please do not hesitate to talk about this with your primary care physician, who can be a great resource in helping you.
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
It is indicative of alcohol dependentce a nd withdrawal.
It is a sign of advanced disease.

In brief: No
It is indicative of alcohol dependentce a nd withdrawal.
It is a sign of advanced disease.
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Dr. Ravi Srivastava
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