Alcohol Myths

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Think you know everything about alcohol? Dr. Edward Hill is here to debunk some of the more common myths in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

There are many myths about alcohol and alcohol abuse. Believing these myths may prevent a person from seeking treatment when he or she needs help. Here are a few of those myths and the facts that dispel them.

Myth: A person has a drinking problem if he or she drinks a certain amount of alcohol.

Fact: The amount of alcohol alone does not indicate whether a person has an alcohol use problem.

Myth: A person does not have a drinking problem if he only drinks beer.

Fact: The kind of alcoholic drink a person consumes does not determine whether he has an alcohol use problem.

Myth: A person who can quit at any time cannot have a drinking problem.

Fact: Some people with alcohol use problems can quit for a period of time.

If you or someone you know has an alcohol abuse problem, dont let them throw out these often-used myths to explain away their behavior. Get help.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.