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Alcohol

Alcohol abuse is a pattern of problem drinking that results in health consequences, social, problems, or both. However, alcohol dependence, or alcoholism, refers to a disease that is characterized by abnormal alcohol-seeking behavior that leads to impaired control over drinking.

Short-term effects of alcohol use include: Long-term effects of heavy alcohol use include:
How Do I Know If I, or Someone Close, Has a Drinking Problem?

Here are some quick clues: If you have a drinking problem, or if you suspect you have a drinking problem, there are many others out there like you, and there is help available. Talk to school counselor, a friend, or a parent.

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The information contained herein is courtesy of the National Clearinghouse of Alcohol and Drug Information website at http://www.health.org

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