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  1. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - Cause

    It is not clear why some people develop alcohol abuse or dependence problems and others do not, although experts know that alcoholism often runs in families. People with depression or other mental health conditions also tend to be more likely to abuse alcohol.Over time, if you regularly drink too much alcohol, you might become dependent on it. ...

  2. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Helping a person get treatment for alcohol abuse or dependence How to stop drinking alcohol ...

  3. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - Treatment Overview

    Your success in treatment for alcohol abuse and dependence is strongly linked to admitting that you have a problem and your desire to stop drinking. Supportive treatments, such as counseling, won't be successful if you continue to drink.Treatment also depends on whether you are physically dependent on alcohol. Most people with alcohol problems need to completely stop drinking. Treatment first ...

  4. Blood Alcohol

    A blood alcohol test measures the amount of alcohol (ethanol) in your body. Alcohol is quickly absorbed into the blood and can be measured within 40 to 70 minutes after you have consumed any alcoholic drink.

  5. Self-Test for Breath Alcohol

    A breath alcohol test is an estimate of your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of the test. It is measured as a percentage (millimoles per liter (mmol/L)) of alcohol in the blood.

  6. Alcohol Effects

    Don't worry about trying to fit in or be cool when it comes to drinking alcohol. Most teens aren't drinking alcohol. Drinking is not as common or as "cool" as some people would like you to believe it is.

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