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Mental health and addiction :
Alcohol abuse / Alcohol dependence / Alcoholism

Alcohol abuse, as described in the DSM-IV, is a psychiatric diagnosis describing the use of alcoholic beverages despite negative consequences. Alcohol abuse is sometimes referred to by the less specific term alcoholism.

 

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Alcohol abuse/Alcohol dependence/Alcoholism

Alcohol is a depressant drug that acts on the central nervous system, and slows down the functions of the brain, reduces social inhibitions and helps to relax. It is the most abused drug in the world. Alcohol dependence was earlier referred to as ‘Alcoholism’. Alcohol...Read More

Posted on : Sunday, November 22, 2009 12:00 AM
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Alcoholism affects the person himself and his family. It has a lot of negative effects. Alcoholism also leads to violence.
Replied on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 9:09 PM
Our Las Vegas based Drug and Alcohol treatment programs deals often with alcoholism and its effects on the individual and the family.For more information please visit our website at www.Solutions-Recovery.com.
Replied on Monday, May 16, 2011 2:55 PM
Alcohol is a CNS depressant of course but in some individuals, it acts as a CNS stimulant initially.
Replied on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 5:18 AM
 






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