Almost half of Americans aged 12 or older reported being current drinkers of alcohol in the 2001 survey (48.3 percent). This translates to an estimated 109 million people. Both the rate of alcohol use and the number of drinkers increased from 2000, […]

Alcohol dependence

Alcoholism, also known as,¬†alcohol dependence, is a disease that includes four symptoms:Craving: A strong need, or compulsion, to drink.Loss of control: The inability to limit one’s drinking on any given occasion.Physical dependence: Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and […]