Advanced Search Abstract Aims: Alcohol consumption is a major cause of premature mortality in countries of the former Soviet Union fSU.
What is alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder? Alcoholism has been known by a variety of terms, including alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence.
It occurs when you drink so much that your body eventually becomes dependent on or addicted to alcohol. When this happens, alcohol becomes the most important thing in your life. People with alcohol use disorder will continue to drink even when drinking causes negative consequences, like losing a job or destroying relationships with people they love.
This used to be referred to as alcohol abuse.
The cause of alcohol use disorder is still unknown. Alcohol use disorder develops when you drink so much that chemical changes in the brain occur. These changes increase the pleasurable feelings you get when you drink alcohol.
This makes you want to drink more often, even if it causes harm. Eventually, the pleasurable feelings associated with alcohol use go away and the person with alcohol use disorder will engage in drinking to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
These withdrawal symptoms can be quite unpleasant and even dangerous. Alcohol use disorder typically develops gradually over time. Although the exact cause of alcohol use disorder is unknown, there are certain factors that may increase your risk for developing this disease.
Known risk factors include having: People with alcohol use disorder may engage in the following behaviors: Do you need to drink more in order to feel the effects of alcohol? Do you feel guilty about drinking?
Do you have problems at school or work because of drinking? Do you think it might be better if you cut back on your drinking?Drinking alcohol can increase your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, larynx (voice box), liver, and breast.
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The more you drink, the higher your risk. The risk of cancer is much higher for those who drink alcohol and also use tobacco.
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Social consequences of alcohol consumption National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), the Swiss Office of Education and Science, the German Federal Ministry of Public.
Alcoholism has been known by a variety of terms, including alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence.
Today, it’s referred to as alcohol use disorder. Slavery, emancipation, abolition, and civil rights have since intervened, and one contemporary result is a tremendous degree of variability and ambiguity in attitudes, meanings, norms, and behaviors related to alcohol consumption (Gray, ).
Indeed, one factor often identified as predisposing a culture to lower rates of alcohol abuse is a comfortable acceptance of beverage alcohol, together with broad agreement about and consistent application of clearly defined limits to its consumption and to people's behavior when drinking.
Aims: Alcohol consumption is a major cause of premature mortality in countries of the former Soviet Union (fSU). Despite the unique social profile of the region, we could find no published systematic review of studies of social factors and alcohol consumption in formerly Soviet countries.