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Alcohol misuse includes...

alcoholism and binge drinking

2

Define: alcoholism

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

3

Define: binge drinking

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

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difference in health concerns caused by alcoholism and binge drinking?

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

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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