Misusing alcohol can lead to serious problems. Alcohol-use disorder can be mild, moderate, or severe. Alcohol-use disorder is a pattern of drinking that results in failure to meet work, home, or school responsibilities, among other things. Alcoholism is the severe form of alcohol-use disorder. It is considered a disease with symptoms that include an extremely strong craving for alcohol, loss of control over drinking, or physical dependence. Learn more about the effects of abusing alcohol by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
December 07, 2014
MMI board-certified, academically affiliated clinician, Turley, Ray, BSN, MSN