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What Do You Know About Alcohol Abuse?

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. Older terms used to describe this disorder are alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, and alcoholism. The disorder is considered a disease. Symptoms 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).

1. Alcohol abuse is greatest among which of these age groups?
2. How many drinks a day is defined as moderate alcohol consumption for women?
3. Which of these is a symptom of alcohol-use disorder?
4. Which of these factors contributes to alcohol-use disorder?
5. Which of these behaviors may be a symptom of alcohol-use disorder?
6. Why is alcohol-use disorder in someone older than 65 more dangerous?
7. Alcohol-use disorder increases your risk for:
8. What can you do to drink less?

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