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Causes of Alcohol abuse

Primary Cause of Alcohol abuse

The primary cause of Alcohol abuse is the result:

  • at any time, from the consumption of illicit drugs or prescription, over-the-counter, alternative medications or drug overdoses.

Race Patterns for Alcohol abuse Causes:

Racial Information for Alcohol abuse: Alcohol abuse is also a leading cause of death and hospitalization among American Indians/Alaska Natives,... (Source: excerpt from Minority: NWHIC) ...more »

Alcohol abuse Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Alcohol abuse: Men more than women about 2:1....more »

Gender Profile of Alcohol abuse: Women also represent 25% of alcoholism clients in traditional treatment centers in the United States. (Source: excerpt from Alcohol Abuse and Treatment: NWHIC) ...more »

Alcohol abuse: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Alcohol abuse, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Alcohol abuse:

Alcohol abuse: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Alcohol abuse: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Alcohol abuse:

Causes of Broader Categories of Alcohol abuse: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Alcohol abuse as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Alcohol abuse as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Alcohol abuse. Our database lists the following as having Alcohol abuse as a complication of that condition:

Alcohol abuse as a symptom:

Conditions listing Alcohol abuse as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Alcohol abuse. Our database lists the following as having Alcohol abuse as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Alcohol abuse?

Article excerpts about the causes of Alcohol abuse:
Other people may develop a drinking problem late in life, often because of "situational" factors such as retirement, lowered income, failing health, loneliness, or the death of friends or loved ones. At first, having a drink brings relief, but later it can turn into a problem. (Source: excerpt from Aging and Alcohol Abuse: NIAAA)

Medical news summaries relating to Alcohol abuse:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Alcohol abuse:

Related information on causes of Alcohol abuse:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Alcohol abuse may be found in:


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