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Do doctors see a lot of patients with alcohol abuse?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Alcohol and other substance abuse is very common, oftentimes a patient will see their doctor about a minor problem and they may be there, whether they realize it or not, to get help with substance abuse.
Denial is a major symptom, and the diagnosis of alcoholism requires an thorough history and the development of trust from your patient. Once that occurs, healing can begin.

In brief: Yes

Alcohol and other substance abuse is very common, oftentimes a patient will see their doctor about a minor problem and they may be there, whether they realize it or not, to get help with substance abuse.
Denial is a major symptom, and the diagnosis of alcoholism requires an thorough history and the development of trust from your patient. Once that occurs, healing can begin.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

We don't always recognize the problem however, .

In brief: Yes

We don't always recognize the problem however, .
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on doctor

It is present in roughly 10% of the us population.

In brief: Depends on doctor

It is present in roughly 10% of the us population.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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