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How Is Alcoholism Detected?
Alcoholism is an ecumenical disease. Some people start alcoholic drinking when they’re young children. Others start when they are grandparents. Social position, education, and status can’t predict who will become an alcoholic. Some experts believe that, since the beginning of time, about one out every six people become an alcoholic.
In the early stages, relatives and friends may notice several things. The individual becomes sneaky and secretive. They may “sneak” drinks. The person changes and displays an antisocial behavior and acts-out against authority figures.
Michael P. Bogenschutz, MD
Michael Bogenschutz, MD is an addiction psychiatry specialist at NYU Langone and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical S…Read More…
The question is how do some people make profound changes in their addictive behaviors…
– Michael P. Bogenschutz, MD
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