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  1. Introduction: Alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse

Alcoholism (symptom description): Alcoholism is listed as a type of or related-symptom for symptom Alcohol abuse.

Alcoholism (symptom description): For a medical symptom description of 'Alcoholism', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Alcohol abuse (type of symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Alcoholism' may be possible.

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Alcoholism (medical condition): For a medical symptom description of 'Alcoholism', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Alcoholism (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.

Alcoholism (medical condition): Alcoholism is the compulsive urge to drink alcohol despite knowing the negative impact on one's health.

Alcoholism (medical condition): Alcoholism is the physical and mental addiction to alcohol. Prolonged abuse of alcohol caused both physical and mental conditions, and there are also various social implications from associated behaviors. Although cirrhosis of the liver is the best known complication, there are numerous physical effects to the digestive system, pancreas, nerves, and heart. Alcoholism can be difficult to diagnose because of secrecy and the tendency towards denial of a serious problem. In some cases alcoholism may actually be a symptom of an underlying condition such as depression or schizophrenia. Treatment is mainly by cessation of alcohol, usually with support from groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, and is often successful in alleviating the condition and its related complications.

Alcoholism: For most people who drink, alcohol is a pleasant accompaniment to social activities. Moderate alcohol use—up to two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women and older people—is not harmful for most adults. (A standard drink is one 12-ounce bottle or can of either beer or wine cooler, one 5-ounce glass of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits.) Nonetheless, a large number of people get into serious trouble because of their drinking. (Source: excerpt from Alcoholism Getting the Facts: NIAAA)

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