Alcoholism - Alcohol abuse definition If, during the last...

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Alcohol abuse definition If, during the last 12 months, alcohol has contributed to repeated episodes of failure to fulfill obligations at home, school or work, episodes of increased risk of physical harm, arrests or other legal problems, or recurrent problems with significant others, then the patient has a diagnosis of alcohol abuse, according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , Fourth Edition The patient has a diagnosis of alcohol dependence if he or she has three or more of the following criteria over a 12-month period: physical tolerance, symptoms of withdrawal, repeatedly drinking more than intended, unsuccessful reduction or quit attempts, increased time drinking or recovering from drinking, reduced time in other pleasurable or important activities, and continued drinking despite physical or psychological problems. Moderate drinking Men: 2 drinks per day (eg 12 oz of beer) Women: 1 drink per day Alcoholism : has different definitions but disordered drinking may be described this way:
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