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What sort of problem is alcohol dependence?

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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: A Serious Problem

Alcohol dependence is characterized by consumption of alcohol where if one stops drinking abruptly they experience symptoms of withdrawal.
These symptoms can include tremors, cravings to drink more, depression, hallucinations, and in some cases even death. Anyone who notices any of these symptoms when they stop drinking, should seek medical help. There is treatment for alcohol dependence.

In brief: A Serious Problem

Alcohol dependence is characterized by consumption of alcohol where if one stops drinking abruptly they experience symptoms of withdrawal.
These symptoms can include tremors, cravings to drink more, depression, hallucinations, and in some cases even death. Anyone who notices any of these symptoms when they stop drinking, should seek medical help. There is treatment for alcohol dependence.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Alcohol dependence

Alcohol dependence is a serious problem because the natural history of this disease is to progress.
Excess drinking tends to interfere with home life and social relationships, can impair your performance at work, get you into legal troubles (dui), and severely impairment your health--nutritional deficiences, neuropathy, liver dysfunction, pancreatitis, and sexual dysfunction.

In brief: Alcohol dependence

Alcohol dependence is a serious problem because the natural history of this disease is to progress.
Excess drinking tends to interfere with home life and social relationships, can impair your performance at work, get you into legal troubles (dui), and severely impairment your health--nutritional deficiences, neuropathy, liver dysfunction, pancreatitis, and sexual dysfunction.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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