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Alcohol Abuse: Other Health Problems That May Occur

Topic Overview

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

Mental health problems might include:

Physical problems might include:

It is common for someone who has alcohol problems to also misuse other substances, such as cigarettes, illegal drugs, or prescription medicines. Quitting tobacco and quitting drinking at the same time will actually improve the success of your treatment for both.1

References

Citations

  1. Drobes DJ (2002). Concurrent alcohol and tobacco dependence. Alcohol Research and Health, 26(2): 136–142.

Credits

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
Last Revised January 18, 2012

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