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If you drink wine daily, at what point are you an alcoholic?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: When u r concerned

When you are using despite negative consequences, you have a problem. Dont get caught up in amounts.

In brief: When u r concerned

When you are using despite negative consequences, you have a problem. Dont get caught up in amounts.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Dr. Robert Thilo
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: When you can't stop.

The point of alcohol dependency is seen when there are physical symptoms of withdrawal when drinking is stopped.
Alcohol abuse may have periods of hangover symptoms, which are limited. Whether a person is an "alcoholic" is a broader, less clinically defined question. This can be determined by various screening assessments widely available.

In brief: When you can't stop.

The point of alcohol dependency is seen when there are physical symptoms of withdrawal when drinking is stopped.
Alcohol abuse may have periods of hangover symptoms, which are limited. Whether a person is an "alcoholic" is a broader, less clinically defined question. This can be determined by various screening assessments widely available.
Dr. Robert Thilo
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Dr. Yash Khanna
It depends on the quantity of the wine you drink and how long you have been drinking the wine.According to the medical literature if you drink less then glasses of wine ,that is less then 10 glasses in men and less then seven in women then there is no dependency and you are not labeled an alcoholic.But if you drink all hours of the day and consume more then mentoned then there a chance of alcohil
Dr. Robert Thilo
The best predictor of alcohol dependency is family history. The literature reports of quantity consumed are misleading measures and will delay recovery in individuals seeking help. Much better to initiate treatment sooner than later. Alcohol consumption is but a symptom of deeper problems.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Alcoholism

Problem drinking has been defined as more than 2-3 standard drinks per occation for women and 4 for a man.
A standard drink =12oz beer, 4 oz wine, 1oz hard liquor. Alcohol dependence ie addiction is higher. A daily drink doesn't make you an alcoholic but episodic binge drinking does if every time you drink there is no control. Addiction involves loss of control, continued use despite neg effect.

In brief: Alcoholism

Problem drinking has been defined as more than 2-3 standard drinks per occation for women and 4 for a man.
A standard drink =12oz beer, 4 oz wine, 1oz hard liquor. Alcohol dependence ie addiction is higher. A daily drink doesn't make you an alcoholic but episodic binge drinking does if every time you drink there is no control. Addiction involves loss of control, continued use despite neg effect.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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