Unformatted text preview: -Having 5 or more drinks a day Defining Alcohol Problems-Alcohol Abuse- continued use of alchol despite awareness of social, occupational, psychological, or physical problems related to drinking or drinking in dangerous ways or situations. Alcohol Dependence- a disorder in which individuals develop strong cravings for alcohol because it produces pleasurable feelings or relieves stress and anxiety Alcoholism- a primiary chronic disease in which genetic psychological and evnvoromentsl factors influence its development and manifestations the disease is often progressive and fatal. The impact of alcohol A alcohol in a typical drink reaches the bloodstream in fifteen minutes and rises to peak concentration in about 1 hour. Alcohol only leaves the body after metabolism by the liver. Alcohol is a diuretic and lowers body temperature Alcohol has 7 calories per gram and stimulates the appetite....
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- 1 Hour, fifteen minutes, 7 calories