ERIC Number: ED475888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
What You Should Know about Alcohol Problems. Substance Abuse in Brief, April 2003.
Substance Abuse in Brief, v2 n1 Apr 2003
Alcohol use is legal for persons age 21 and older, and the majority of people who drink do so without incident. However, there is a continuum of potential problems associated with alcohol consumption. This brief addresses the definition of an "alcohol problem" and problems associated with "risky drinking." It also addresses the diagnoses of alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. Highlighted are factors that may contribute to alcohol dependence, consequences of alcohol use, and the detection and treatment of alcohol use problems. (Contains 13 references.) (GCP)
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345. Tel: 301-468-2600; Tel: 800-729-6686 (Toll Free); Tel: 800-487-4889 (TDD) (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.