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Experience:  Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology with a background in treating severe mental illnesses.
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I am a alcoholic...I think it might be a mental issue. Is this

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I am a alcoholic...I think it might be a mental issue. Is this something you see often?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 2 years ago.
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Hello, I believe I may be able to help you with your concern. Alcohol use disorder is a very common disorder actually, and one that is highly treatable with the right type of therapy. Typically the use of Dual Diagnosis Therapy is required as this addresses the addiction to alcohol and the underlying causes for the addiction (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc...). Sometimes the use of medications may be necessary to reduce the craving of alcohol, but this does not occur very often and is only reserved for chronic alcohol abusers typically. I can recommend a few therapists in your area to begin treatment if your provide me with your zip code, and like I said treatment usually only needs to last for a few weeks to a few months and your addiction can be resolved.
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