What Are Alcohol Abuse?

1084 Words Nov 20th, 2014 5 Pages
1 What is alcohol abuse?
Alcohol abuse is a psychiatric diagnosis describing the recurring use of alcohol despite its negative consequents. Alcohol abuse is sometimes referred to by the less specific term alcoholism. Alcohol abuse is associated with many accidents like, fights, drink driving, and unprotected sex. Alcohol is responsible in the world for 1.8million.
1.1 What are the effects?
Damage to the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system can occur from chronic alcohol abuse. Long term use of alcohol is capable of damaging nearly every organ and system in the body. The negative effects include risk of; liver diseases, cancer, and pancreatitis. There are a lot of psychiatric disorders, they are; major depression, panic attacks, anxiety, personality disorder, suicide, memory loss, emotions, brain damage and dysthymia. There are so many more though.
1.2 What are the signs and symptoms?
Repeatedly neglecting your responsibilities at home, work or school because of your drinking, For example performing poorly at work, flunking classes, neglecting your kids, or skipping out on commitments because you’re hung over. Using alcohol in situations where it’s physically dangerous, such as drinking and driving, operating machinery while intoxicated, or mixing alcohol with prescription medication against doctors’ orders. Experiencing repeated legal problems on account of your drinking. For example, getting arrested for driving under the influence or for drunk and…
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