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Is it possible to be both psychologically and physically addicted to alcohol?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Many people with alcoholism will be both, however some people may not have strong physical dependence but still very strong psychological dependence.
It is the psychological dependence that really defines the disease, and requires the long term treatment to prevent relapse.

In brief: Yes

Many people with alcoholism will be both, however some people may not have strong physical dependence but still very strong psychological dependence.
It is the psychological dependence that really defines the disease, and requires the long term treatment to prevent relapse.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Kimberly Erway
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

And the physical addiction can be life threatening if alcohol is withdrawn too quickly and without medical treatment.
Once a person is over the initial withdrawal, aa can be an incredible source of unconditional and free support!

In brief: Yes.

And the physical addiction can be life threatening if alcohol is withdrawn too quickly and without medical treatment.
Once a person is over the initial withdrawal, aa can be an incredible source of unconditional and free support!
Dr. Kimberly Erway
Dr. Kimberly Erway
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