is described in the DSM-IV as a psychiatric diagnosis in which alcoholic beverages are used in a recurring manner, despite negative consequences. Alcoholism is another term for Alcohol abuse. Depending on who you talk to, there are many terms for alcohol abuse.
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There are many forms of alcohol abuse. One of the most important today, as it relates to our college kids, is binge drinking. Students in college, or anyone for that matter, who get severely drunk more than twice, are considered to be binge drinkers. There are a few international surveys that report that the United Kingdom (UK) has the greatest populations of heavy drinkers in the adolescent population.
DIG is known around the country as a trusted-resource in the industry. If you think that you may need an intervention for a loved one who has a problem with alcohol, call us toll-free at: 855-222-1101.
Alcohol abuse can turn into alcohol dependence. In the coming days, alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse will be combined in the DSM-IV and DSM-V, into something called AUD, or Alcohol Use Disorder. It will include a graded clinical severity level, requiring a minimum of 2 criteria to make a diagnosis.
Binge drinking is considered to be more than consuming 5 drinks or more in one drinking session. Remember that alcohol abuse will always have short-term as well as long-term risks associated with it.
If you think that you may need an intervention for a loved one who has a problem with alcohol, call us toll-free at: 855-222-1101 and we will see that you get the help that you need.