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Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in problems. It was previously divided into two types: alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence.
What causes alcoholism?
The risk factors for alcoholism
More than 15 drinks per day if you are male.
More than 12 drinks per day if you are female.
More than five drinks per day at least once a week (binge drinking).
A parent with alcoholism.
A mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia.
A young adult are experiencing peer pressure.
Have low self-esteem.
Experience a high level of stress.
Lice in a family or culture where alcohol use is common and accepted.
Have a close relative with alcohol use disorder.
The Symptoms of Alcoholism
Becoming violent or angry when asked about their drinking habits.
Not eating or eating poorly.
Neglecting personal hygiene.
Missing work or school because of drinking.
Being unable to control alcohol intake.
Making excuses to drink.
Continuing to drink even when legal, social, or economic problems develop.
Giving up important social, occupational, or recreational activities because of alcohol use.
How Is Alcoholism Treated?
Treatment may occur in stages and can include the following:
Detoxification or withdrawal to rid your body of alcohol.
Rehabilitation to learn new coping skills and behaviors.
Counseling to address emotional problems that may cause you to drink.
Support groups, including 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
Medical treatment for health problems associated with alcoholism.
Medications to help control addiction.
How To avoid Alcoholism
Limit your intake
Women to one drink
Men two drinks per day
Never Drink when lonely
Feeling sad, bored, upset
Time without boozing
Movies, bicycling, hiking
Friends who don’t drink
Vison withdraw pain
Write down a plan
Look for symptoms
Pro-active no booze
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