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Progression of the disease
The following table can also be used for assessing whether someone has a drinking problem.
The disease has five major phases. These five phases are expressed in the following table. The symptoms per phase are not exact, but should give an indication on whether a person has a problem, and if so roughly at what phase he is.
The phases are:
Please use this table for assessment of the situation before making contact with us.
It is very important that you should not become despondent at this stage. The disease can be cured. With modern methods up to 74% of ex-alcoholics report being dry and stable about two years after treatment. It can be cured!!! More detail.
However, if you do not make work of your problem, alcoholism is ...
CHRONIC. It can last a lifetime without help and treatment.
PROGRESSIVE. It will not get better with time and it will not go away. It gets progressively worse.
INCURABLE. A patient recovered from alcoholism can never go back to "normal" drinking.
We want to help you in a variety of ways, most of which cost you nothing. You just need to give that major step and admit "I want help".
Last updated on 18 April 2007
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