What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Alcoholism

Alcoholism is the depen-

Symptoms of alcoholism include

Massage can be appropriate for

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dence on alcohol use to feel

increased tolerance to the effects

persons recovering from alcohol

 

"normal" and the lack of

of alcohol, solitary drinking, mem-

use in rehabilitative settings, un-

 

ability to limit or stop con-

ory loss (blackouts), and the ne-

der medical supervision. Mas-

 

sumption.

glect of responsibilities and per-

sage is always appropriate for

 

 

sonal health.

alcoholics who no longer con-

 

 

 

sume alcohol, providing they

 

 

 

have no other contraindicat-

 

 

 

ing conditions. Massage is con-

 

 

 

traindicated for persons under

 

 

 

the influence of alcohol at the

 

 

 

time of their appointment.

 

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