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In his own words: living with alcohol use disorder
Alcohol abuse, which can progress to alcohol use disorder, is the desire for alcohol and the continuation of drinking even when faced with alcohol-related job, legal, social, health, or family problems. In alcohol use disorder, the individual is physically dependent on the effects of alcohol to avoid symptoms of withdrawal.
What is it about stress that makes people turn to alcohol? Does alcohol help you relax, or can it make matters even worse?
Binge drinking is one of the most serious problems on college campuses today. Read here to find out more about this disturbing trend and how to help prevent it from happening to your teen.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence