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Alcohol misuse includes...

alcoholism and binge drinking


Define: alcoholism

when a person can’t stop drinking once they have started.


Define: binge drinking

drinking at least 7 (male) or at least 5 (female) standard drinks in one sitting.


difference in health concerns caused by alcoholism and binge drinking?

alcoholism is more likely to cause long term health concerns, binge drinking short term


effects of alcohol consumption

• Obesity and related conditions
• Cancers of various areas in the digestive system
• Brain damage (including some types of dementia)
• Cirrhosis (long term liver damage) and cancer of the liver
• Mental health problems
• Increased rates of violence and injuries