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Description of Alcohol dependence
IntroductionAccording to dictionary definition For most adults, moderate alcohol use is probably not harmful. However, alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, causes long-term problems such as:
1. Loss of control — not being able to stop drinking once you have started2. Physical dependence — withdrawal symptoms3. Tolerance — the need to drink more alcohol to feel the same effect4. Craving — a strong need to drink
Another common problem is binge drinking. It is drinking about five or more drinks in 2 hours for men. For women, it is about four or more drinks in 2 hours.
Excessive intake of alcohol is dangerous and may:1. Increase your risk of certain cancers2. Damage your liver, brain, and other organs3. Harm your baby during pregnancy4. Increase the risk of death due to car crashes, injuries, homicide, and suicide.
If you want to stop drinking, you can choose to take medical help. Treatment may include medicines, counseling, and support groups. NIH: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism