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By: Sara Y. Arce, LMHC, CAP
Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) affect 17 million american’s; 11.2 million men, 5.7 million women and 855,000 adolescents ages 12–17. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2012) Some of the characteristics of an AUD include drinking more than one intended to, difficulty stopping or reducing the use, continued drinking despite negative consequences and symptoms of withdrawal or cravings when you stop consuming alcohol. 350 more words
By David Joel Miller.
How is Alcohol Use Disorder different from Alcoholism?
Used to be a time when doctors treated medical issues, Therapists treated mental illness, Social services treated poverty related issues and – well – no one exactly wanted to do anything with drug addicts and alcoholics. 849 more words
1. Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is the medical diagnosis given to problem drinking that becomes severe.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is a great resource on this topic. 817 more words