Effects Of Alcohol Abuse On Alcoholic Drinks And Alcohol Dependency

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Definitions:

alcohol abuse: it is the act of consuming alcohol containing products frequently or inappropriately (e.g. Binge drinking); which might result in short term or long term complications. It is often associated with addictive behaviors and it most likely interferes with person’s normal life balance, including the ability to work and interpersonal relationships.

Alcoholism: it is the addiction to consuming alcoholic drinks or alcohol dependency. this condition is also classified as alcohol-use disorder with severity specified as mild, moderate, or severe, determined by the number of diagnostic criteria that have been met. It is a chronic, relapsing disorder that results from a variety of genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors.

delirium tremens: It occurs in alcohol abusers as a result of a decrease or cessation of alcohol drinking, resulting in blood alcohol levels dropping below the level which the drinker might have habituated. It begins about 4 to 12 hours after the last drink and it can be identified with profound autonomic hyperactivity, extreme confusion, agitation, vivid delusions, and hallucinations (often visual and tactile); in extreme conditions, it may progress to seizures, coma and death (5–15%).

Hangover: A common nonmedical term for the symptoms following excessive consumption of alcohol (or the use of other psychoactive drugs). The symptoms might include headache, fatigue,…

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