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Do hangovers indicate that I have a problem with alcohol?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

If you frequently experience hangovers, it may be a sign that you drink in excess too often. Consider taking your concerns about your drinking to a doctor or mental health counselor if you feel like your drinking is controlling your life. You may not be an alcoholic, but talking to a professional can help you avoid complications of excessive alcohol consumption such as heart disease, pancreatitis, and stroke. If your family or friends express concern over the amount you drink or the frequency of your hangovers, this may be a sign that your alcohol consumption is worth taking a look at.

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