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.
Living With Alcohol Use Disorder
Preventing Alcohol Use Disorder
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National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence