alcohol abuse


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alcohol abuse

n.
Substance abuse involving alcohol.
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Noun1.alcohol abuse - excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic drinksalcohol abuse - excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic drinks
drug abuse, substance abuse, habit - excessive use of drugs
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In the two case study institutions alcohol abuse prevention is located within the student affairs division of the institution.
Together, the construction and mining, wholesale, and retail industries, which lead the list of likely problem drinkers, are 25 to 45 percent more likely to have a worker engaging in alcohol abuse than other business sectors.
Alcohol abuse affects the entire family, yet only recently has attention focused on the needs of children with parents or guardians who abuse alcohol and/or other drugs.
Not all persons who abuse alcohol will be subject to withdrawal, however early identification of alcohol abuse can set the stage for modification of the abusive behavior and stop the progression to dependence.
But health minister Dawn Primarolo insisted the Government "was doing more than ever" to tackle alcohol abuse.
Typically, this blood alcohol concentration corresponds to consuming five or more drinks for males or four or more drinks for females in about 2 hours (National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [NIAAA], 2004).
Slightly more than half of that group reported symptoms of alcohol abuse, and the rest had experienced alcohol dependence.
At 16 to 17 years old, about 13 percent qualify for alcohol abuse in rural America, compared to roughly 10 percent of urban youth.
He worked tirelessly for the past 20 years to aid the plight of individuals who experience problems with drugs and alcohol abuse, those suffering from mental illness and the homeless.
He adds, "Health care providers tend not to ask older patients about alcohol abuse if it wasn't a problem in their lives in earlier years.
Alcohol abuse among young people continues to be a serious nationwide epidemic.
This study focused on two possible alcohol abuse protective factors among college students enrolled in a large state-supported university in the Western United States: religiosity and social support.

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