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4 questions for a potential alcoholic

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Last week, ABC correspondent and news anchor for 20/20 Elizabeth Vargas was very public about her battle with alcoholism. Last fall, the 51-year-old took time away from the news desk to seek treatment at a rehab center.

Fox 9 medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou explains the warning signs and what you can do to help a loved one through alcoholism.


1. Have you ever felt you needed to Cut down on your drinking?

2. Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?

3. Have you ever felt Guilty about drinking?

4. Have you ever felt you needed a drink first thing in the morning (Eye-opener) to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?

If you answered yes to 2 of the 4 questions, Dr. Georgiou says you may want to seek added council from your doctor.

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