Alcohol addiction; Alcoholism
Alcoholism is an addictive dependency on alcohol characterised by craving (a strong need to drink); loss of control (being unable to stop); physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms; and tolerance (increasing difficulty of becoming drunk). The causes for alcohol abuse and dependence can not be easily explained. It is often seen as a "disease of affluence," being uncommon among indigenous people until they were colonized. Today, alcohol abuse and alcoholism are a major public health problem ...
A sedative is a drug that depresses the central nervous system (CNS), which causes calmness, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, sleepiness, slowed breathing, slurred speech, staggering gait, poor judgment, and slow, uncertain reflexes. Sedatives may be referred to as tranquilizers, depressants, anxiolytics, soporifics, sleeping pills, downers, or sedative-hypnotics. At high doses or when they are abused, many of these drugs can cause unconsciousness and death.
Alcohol Use, Abuse, And Alcoholism as related to Sedatives
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The study of alcoholâ€™s effects on sleep dates back to the late 1930s. Since then, an extensive literature has described alcoholâ€™s effects on the ...
- Publications | National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and ...
The Burden of Alcohol Use: Excessive Alcohol Consumption and Related Consequences Among College Students . Aaron White, Ph.D., and Ralph Hingson, â€¦
- Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse Possible ... - The New York Times
Diagnostic Features Alcohol use disorder is a condition characterized by the harmful consequences of repeated alcohol use, a pattern of compulsive alcohol use, and ...
- Biological Effects of Alcohol Use, Michaele Dunlap, Psy.D
INTRODUCTION. Ethyl alcohol or ethanol, known commonly as alcohol, is the same whether the beverage is wine, beer, or hard liquor. Beverage alcohol is a drug that ...
- recovery from alcoholism - Alcohol and Drug Abuse ...
Find out what to ask and how to find an alcohol recovery center. Learn the kinds of treatments available and how alcoholism addiction treatment works.
- WHO | Lexicon of alcohol and drug terms published by the ...
Lexicon of alcohol and drug terms published by the World Health Organization. Spanish pdf, 1.86Mb; absolute alcohol Ethanol containing not more than 1% by mass â€¦
- Alcoholism | University of Maryland Medical Center
Alcoholism (alcohol dependence) is a chronic illness marked by dependence on alcohol consumption. It interferes with physical or mental health, and social, family, â€¦
- ALCOHOL USE DISORDER (Alcoholism ) - Mental health
ALCOHOL USE DISORDER (Alcoholism) Alcohol use disorder is the continued use of alcohol despite clinically significant distress or impairment. It typically includes a ...
- Substance abuse - Wikipedia
Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to ...