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What sort of health issue is alcohol use?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Alcohol use

Most people use alcohol responsibly.
It acts as a mild anxiolytic, reducing the symptoms of stress. However, one in thirteen people, is addicted, about 14 million americans. The amount of damage from this group, deaths and injuries for auto accidents, work related accidents, is in the billions yearly. Responsible use unfortunately become life threatening addiction in too many - why start?

In brief: Alcohol use

Most people use alcohol responsibly.
It acts as a mild anxiolytic, reducing the symptoms of stress. However, one in thirteen people, is addicted, about 14 million americans. The amount of damage from this group, deaths and injuries for auto accidents, work related accidents, is in the billions yearly. Responsible use unfortunately become life threatening addiction in too many - why start?
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: A serious one

Excessive alcohol use leads to a large number of health problems particularly damage to the liver/ cirrhosis, but also can increase cancer risk etc.
In moderation however, especially small amounts of wine there may be mild health benefits.

In brief: A serious one

Excessive alcohol use leads to a large number of health problems particularly damage to the liver/ cirrhosis, but also can increase cancer risk etc.
In moderation however, especially small amounts of wine there may be mild health benefits.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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