Alcohol Abuse: Other Health Problems That May Occur

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Alcohol Abuse: Other Health Problems That May Occur

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It is common to have other mental health or physical conditions along with alcohol abuse or dependence.1, 2

Mental health problems might include:

Physical problems might include:

It is common for someone with alcohol problems to also misuse other substances, such as cigarettes, illegal drugs, or prescription medicines. Quitting tobacco and drinking at the same time will actually improve the success of your treatment for both.3

References

Citations

  1. Schuckit MA (2009). Alcohol-related disorders section of Substance-related disorders. In BJ Sadock et al., eds., Kaplan and Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 10th ed., vol. 1, pp. 1268–1288. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
  2. O'Connor PG (2009). Alcohol abuse and dependency. In EG Nabel, ed., ACP Medicine, section 13, chap. 3. Hamilton, ON: BC Decker.
  3. Drobes DJ (2002). Concurrent alcohol and tobacco dependence. Alcohol Research and Health, 26(2): 136–142.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Primary Medical Reviewer Andrew Swan, MD, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
Last Revised August 19, 2010

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