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Understanding Alcoholism - [INFOGRAPHIC]

Last updated 1 year ago

Alcoholism is a complex illness that doesn’t go away on its own. Sometimes, the signs of alcoholism are clear, but in many cases, they can be hard to detect. At what point does frequent drinking become problem drinking? Is there a line when one drink becomes one drink too many? This infographic from River Oaks Emergency Center breaks down the diagnostic criteria for heavy drinking and binge drinking, and explains some of the symptoms of alcoholism. If you suspect you have a drinking problem, talk to your doctor about your treatment options. If you experience any signs of severe withdrawal from alcohol, including seizures and hallucinations, visit our Houston emergency room right away. Please consider sharing this potentially life-saving information with family and friends. 

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