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Alcohol abuse - Overview

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 dependence is more common among males.

Alcohol abuse

It usually sets in during the latter part of the second decade or during the early part of the third decade of life.

The term 'Alcohol dependence' is usually used in reference to the mental, physical, or social damage that results from an excessive consumption of alcohol. Alcohol dependence is characterized by an increased preoccupation with the drug and reduced control over its intake.

Alcohol dependence is often a chronic, progressive disease, which, if left untreated, can prove to be fatal.

Alcohol dependence may also be contributed by genetic, psychological, and social factors.

Alcohol abuse is generally considered when a person engages in excessive drinking, resulting in health or social problems, but is not dependent on alcohol on a regular basis.

Excess of alcohol affects the central nervous system and the functions of the brain.

It generally affects the perception, thinking, and coordination, impairing judgment, reducing inhibitions, and increasing the personís aggressiveness.

Alcohol abusers are often more likely to be associated with high-risk, reckless, or violent behaviours than non-abusers.

Alcohol dependence is seen more commonly associated in males, usually starting in their late twenties, or early thirties of life.


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Alcohol is a CNS depressant of course but in some individuals, it acts as a CNS stimulant initially.
Samudi84 Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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solutions-recovery Monday, May 16, 2011
Alcoholism affects the person himself and his family. It has a lot of negative effects. Alcoholism also leads to violence.
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Russell23 Sunday, November 22, 2009
im 15, and no one i know uses these "street names".
c-dawg Tuesday, April 7, 2009
kuz ur 15 smart one havnt u thought of that?
guest Friday, December 4, 2009
depends who you hang out with. if it's ghetto girl then you might hear them refer to alcohol as 'brew'.
guest Tuesday, March 9, 2010
LOL, theese names are sooo Lameee!
Seriously you need to get out more people, ya know get drunk, have a party, have a noight that you will never remember with friends you will never forget!

Kat, So Krazy.. inlove Monday, December 15, 2008
Well that can lead to someone getting pregnant or catching an STD idiot!!!!! USE YOUR BRAIN FIRST. DDDDUUUUHHHH!!!
guest Saturday, May 8, 2010
Study says that increasing increasing number of alcohol outlet encourage violence.It means that alcohol makes no good not only for the body,but for the society as well.
guest Tuesday, May 13, 2008
your step by step explanations is good.thankx
guest Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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