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What Do You Know About Alcohol Abuse?

Misusing alcohol can lead to serious problems. Alcohol-use disorder can be mild, moderate, or severe. Alcohol-use disorder is a pattern of drinking that results in failure to meet work, home, or school responsibilities, among other things. Alcoholism is the severe form of alcohol-use disorder. It is considered a disease with symptoms that include an extremely strong craving for alcohol, loss of control over drinking, or physical dependence. Learn more about the effects of abusing alcohol by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

1. Alcohol abuse is greatest among which of these age groups?
2. How many drinks a day is defined as moderate alcohol consumption for women?
3. Which of these is a symptom of alcohol-use disorder?
4. Which of these factors contributes to alcohol-use disorder?
5. Which of these behaviors is a symptom of alcoholism?
6. Why is alcohol-use disorder in someone older than 65 more dangerous?
7. Alcoholism increases your risk for:
8. What can you do to drink less?
Online Medical Reviewer: MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Online Medical Reviewer: Turley, Ray, BSN, MSN
Date Last Reviewed: 11/20/2014
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