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There is no direct link between alcoholism and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). However, individuals with OCD may develop an addiction to alcohol or other substances as a means of self-medication to deal with their symptoms. Similarly, alcoholics may experience symptoms of OCD, but this is not necessarily a direct result of their alcoholism. Both OCD and alcoholism are complex conditions that can have multiple causes, and it’s important to seek professional help for an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.