Chronic Alcohol Abuse

Description :

Alcohol use disorder (which includes a level that's sometimes called alcoholism) is a pattern of alcohol use that involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect, or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or stop drinking. Different health risks include:

  • Accidents and injuries
  • Heart disease and cardiovascular health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Malnourishment and vitamin deficiencies
  • Brain damage
  • Immune system dysfunction
  • Ulcers and gastrointestinal problems
  • Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Liver disease