Alcoholism Academic Journals

 Alcoholism is when one can no longer control their use of alcohol, compulsively abuse alcohol, despite its negative ramifications, and/or experience emotional distress when they are not drinking.1 AUD or alcoholism is a chronic, relapsing disease that is diagnosed based on an individual meeting certain criteria outlined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders .To be diagnosed with alcoholism, individuals must meet any two of the below criteria within the same 12-month period. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (NIAAA), women who have no more than 3 drinks on a given day and no more than 7 per week are at low-risk for developing AUD. For men, this low-risk range is defined as no more than 4 drinks on a given day and no more than 14 per week. If you or a loved one meets the alcoholism criteria listed above, getting help is just a phone call away. Our admissions navigators are available to speak with you about treatment at any time of day. Most binge drinking occurs among people aged 18–34 and is twice as common among men than women. One in 6 adults binge drinks around 4 times per month.  

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