Alcohol abuse, which can progress to alcohol use disorder, is the desire for alcohol and the continuation of drinking even when faced with alcohol-related job, legal, social, health, or family problems. In alcohol use disorder, the individual is physically dependent on the effects of alcohol to avoid symptoms of withdrawal. More
- What is alcohol use disorder?
- What are the risk factors?
- What are the symptoms?
- How is it diagnosed?
- How is it treated?
- What are the screening tests?
- How can I reduce my risk?
- What questions should I ask my healthcare provider about alcohol use disorder?
Find answers in our in-depth report on alcohol use disorder:
Living With Alcohol Use Disorder
Preventing Alcohol Use Disorder
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