General OverviewAlcohol abuse, which can progress to alcoholism, is the desire for alcohol and the continuation of drinking even when faced with alcohol-related job, legal, social, health, or family problems. In alcoholism, the individual is physically dependent on the effects of alcohol to avoid symptoms of withdrawal. More
- What is alcoholism?
- 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 alcoholism?
Find answers in our in-depth report on alcoholism:
Living With AlcoholismIn his own words: living with alcoholism
Preventing AlcoholismAlcohol and stress: is there a connection?What is it about stress that makes people turn to alcohol? Does alcohol help you relax, or can it make matters even worse?What every parent should know about college binge drinkingBinge drinking is one of the most serious problems on college campuses today. Read here to find out more about this disturbing trend and how to help prevent it from happening to your teen.
Special TopicsGrowing up sober: a challenging journey for adult children of alcoholicsWhether homes included emotional, psychological, or physical abuse, the scars left by an alcoholic parent often last long into adulthood.The dangers of drinking for two: alcohol and birth defectsWhat are the dangers of drinking while you're pregnant? Read here to find out.
True or False?True or false: mixing different types of alcohol increases your risk of getting sickIs there any truth to the saying, ‘beer before liquor, never been sicker; liquor before beer, you’re in the clear’?True or false: women get drunker than menShould a girl try to keep up with the guys while drinking at a party? Though some people think otherwise, women and men do process alcohol differently.True or false: you can cure a hangoverJust as you can’t sober up by taking a cold shower and having a cup of black coffee, there is no simple remedy for a hangover.
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