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Alcohol Use Self-Assessment

This self-assessment can help you determine if you're drinking within recommended low-risk limits, or if you should consider cutting back, or quitting. This tool is designed for adults 21 and older.

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Alcohol Addiction

Because of the pleasant feelings this beverage can create, countless people struggle with alcohol abuse or alcohol addiction. Alcohol abuse involves consuming considerable amounts of alcohol on a regular basis. Abuse can often lead to alcohol addiction, also called alcohol use disorder or alcoholism. Alcohol addiction is a medical disease in which a person feels an uncontrollable need to consume alcohol. Despite the negative consequences of alcohol abuse, people who suffer from this disorder are often unable to stop drinking.

Alcohol addiction is treated with Naltrexone.  These drugs are known to reduce craving for alcohol, and reduce withdrawal symptoms. Once cravings are controlled,  patients are better able to modify their behavior with the help of a counselor or behavior therapist.

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