alcohol abuse


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alcohol abuse

n.
Substance abuse involving alcohol.
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Gazza's showed more change in his appearance and were captioned "alcohol abuse" while Snoop Dogg's pics were labelled "marijuana abuse".
These, he said would be consolidated into a report to be sanctioned by cabinet and duly implemented for the benefit of all Batswana and those mostly affected by negative effects of alcohol abuse.
"Unfortunately this type of alcohol abuse is costing our society and our NHS dear - but it's ingrained over generations.
Results revealed that the telomeres of those who struggled with alcohol abuse were shorter than the controls, something that the researchers believe is a hallmark sign of how alcohol abuse speeds up aging on a cellular level.
(9) A third category was created for alcohol consumption: problematic drinking used if a participant did not meet diagnosable criteria for either alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence but met one or two criteria of the seven criteria named for alcohol dependence.
Alcohol abuse rates for early-maturing girls with the most freedom increased three times faster than for early-maturing girls with the least autonomy.
Patients with nicotine dependence, obesity, depressive disorders, and alcohol abuse were had "statistically significant" relative risks of 4.489, 6.007, 5.511 and 3.326 for low back pain, respectively, when compared to other patients.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) estimates that nearly 23% of woman and 42% of men, 18 years of age and older in the US, drank alcohol at least once a week or more in the previous year.
A CARDIFF Assembly member has urged the UK Government to devolve alcohol licensing so Wales can develop a "Welsh approach" to tackling alcohol abuse.
Over half the crime committed in this country has got a connection with alcohol abuse; and families have been destroyed because one person is addicted to alcohol.
According to the Department of Health the consequences of alcohol misuse cost the country PS2.7bn each year and the healthcare cost related to alcohol abuse is PS1.6bn per year.
In addition, the 2009 NSDUH found a quarter of 18- to 25-year-olds with alcohol abuse/dependence also suffered from mental illness; males were more likely than females to be classified as co-occurring alcohol abuse and mental illness.

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