Why Seeking Help for Alcohol Addiction is Very Important

Dr. Shimi Kang, BSc., MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist, discusses treatment options when seeking help for alcohol addiction.

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Dr. Shimi Kang, BSc., MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist, discusses treatment options when seeking help for alcohol addiction.
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Featuring Dr. Shimi Kang, BSc., MD, FRCPC, Psychiatrist

Duration: 1 minute, 12 seconds

Presenter: Dr. Shimi Kang, Psychiatrist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Psychiatrist

Why Seeking Help for Alcohol Addiction is Very Important ( 66 participated.)

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The contemplation stage of alcohol addiction is when a person knows something isn’t right.

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The contemplation stage of alcohol addiction is when a person knows something isn’t right. The action stage is when a person makes a decision to change.

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Alcohol addiction and alcohol dependence are the same thing.

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Alcohol addiction is psychological, while alcohol dependence is a physiological process.

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Alcohol triggers your brain to release dopamine.

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Alcohol triggers your brain to release dopamine. This causes your brain to link drinking with positive feelings.

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Patients with depression or bipolar disorder are not more predisposed to alcohol addiction.

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Patients with depression or bipolar disorder are more predisposed to alcohol addiction, especially if they use alcohol to self-medicate.

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Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous.

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If alcohol use is suddenly stopped by someone with a heavy dependence, the withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous and include delirium tremens and seizures.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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