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What Do You Know About Alcohol Abuse?

Misuse of alcohol can lead to serious consequences. Alcohol abuse differs from alcoholism. Alcohol abuse is a pattern of drinking that results in failure to meet work, home, or school responsibilities, among other things. Alcoholism is a disease that includes an extremely strong craving for alcohol, loss of control over drinking, or physical dependence. Learn more about the effects of abusing alcohol by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

1. Alcohol abuse is greatest among which of these age groups?
2. How many drinks per day is defined as moderate alcohol consumption for women?
3. Which of these is a symptom of alcohol abuse?
4. Which of these factors contributes to the habit of abuse?
5. Which of these behaviors is a symptom of alcoholism instead of abuse?
6. Why is alcohol abuse in someone older than 65 more dangerous?
7. Alcoholism increases your risk for:
8. What can you do to drink less?

Online Resources

National Institutes of Health  http://consensus.nih.gov/2010/docs/alz/alz_stmt.pdf
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism  http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/default.asp
American Psychological Association  http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/alcohol-disorders.aspx
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism  http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/FAQs/General-English/default.htm