Dipsophobia: Fear of alcoholic beverages




Dypsophobia is defined as the intense fear of alcoholic beverages .

People who suffer from this phobia fear the ingestion of alcoholic beverages and drunkenness, they experience undue anxiety about alcohol addiction, they fear what might happen if the drink enters their body.

Today in our culture it is difficult to believe that someone suffers from diphosphobia, however, there are many cases in which those affected feel repulsed by alcoholic beverages and can generate anxiety just by smelling them or being near a drinker.

Alcohol is something really usual for the development of social relationships.


People who suffer from this phobia usually see the situation in a normal way, for them alcoholic beverages are not relevant, however, the phobia is recognized when these people begin to feel anxiety and imagine that only one drink of that drink can generate a harmful change in your body and behavior .

There are people who do not drink alcohol by their own decision and for religious reasons, however it does not hurt that one or another time they drink a little, those who suffer from dipsophobia do not see it that way, simply the further away they are from alcohol and people drinking alcohol is better for them.


Like the vast majority of phobias, the main thing to combat it is to accept that you have it.

In the case of dipsophobia, the person must accept that they have abstinence from alcoholic beverages, they cannot control the fact that other people enjoy social drinks.

After that, it is recommended that you seek professional assistance to be able to undo the phobia, since it can significantly harm your social, family and romantic relationships.

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Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.

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