Talking to Your Doctor About Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
Talk openly and often with your healthcare provider. It will help you make the best choices for your care.
Tips for Getting Information
Here are some tips that will help you talk to your doctor:
Questions to Ask
About Alcohol Use Disorder
About Your Risk of Health Problems from AUD
Questions to ask mental health professionals:
About Lifestyle Changes
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Alcohol withdrawal syndrome. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/alcohol-withdrawal-syndrome. Accessed September 3, 2020.
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). American Psychiatric Association; 2013.
Last reviewed March 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrian Preda, MD
Last Updated: 2/19/2021
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