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Last Updated: 11 June 2022

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Alcohol use disorder

When an individual has serious problems related to drinking alcohol, they will have a diagnosis made. Alcohol use disorder is a broad illness that encompasses many commonly used terms that refer to drinking problems. Alcohol use disorder includes alcohol use disorder, which is related to problem drinking without alcohol, not addiction. Habitual excessive consumption of alcohol alters the brain's chemistry and leads to tolerance, which means that the amount of alcohol consumed over time must be increased to achieve the same effect. Long-term excessive use of alcohol can lead to dependence, which means that people stop drinking excessively, which means they have physical and psychological signs of withdrawal, such as sleep problems, irritability, sweatiness, shakiness, insomnia, sweating, anxiety, and depression. Alcohol abuse disorder commonly occurs in heavy drinking, and it can also be triggered by short-term binge drinking, can result in alcohol poisoning, which can lead to a life-threatening overdose. Alcohol poisoning occurs when a large amount of alcohol consumed in a short time causes respiratory, heart rate, body temperature, and the gag reflex. If alcohol poisoning is not addressed immediately, asthma, brain damage, and death can result. Long-term heavy alcohol use can also cause long-term damage to multiple organs and systems of the body. Birth defects and fetal alcohol syndrome can be present in pregnant women, as well as lifelong physical and behavioral issues in the affected child. ".

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