Alcohol Abuse Directory
While not every drink is a problem, alcoholism or alcohol use disorder can lead to serious health problems including high blood pressure; brain, heart, and liver damage; and cancer. Alcoholism is a progressive, potentially fatal disease, characterized by an incessant craving for, increased tolerance of, physical dependence upon, and loss of control over drinking alcohol. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about alcohol abuse, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
What People Recovering from Alcoholism Need to Know About Osteoporosis
Since alcohol affects almost every organ in the body, chronic heavy drinking is associated with many serious health problems, including pancreatitis, liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis.
How to Tell If You Have an Alcohol Use Disorder
Find out if you might have an alcohol use disorder by answering these questions with this screening test.
Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse
You may know alcohol use disorder as “alcohol abuse,” alcohol dependence,” or “alcoholism.” How can you know if you have it?
The Basics of Alcohol Abuse
WebMD takes a look at alcohol use disorder, including causes, symptoms, and health risks.
When Alcohol Becomes a Problem
Alcohol-use disorders (AUDs) are probably the most common mental disorders in the United States: Nearly one person in seven suffers from an AUD at some time in his or her life.
When You Don't Drink But Your Friends Do
Tips on how to stay sober in social situations where other people are drinking.
Health Risks of Alcohol: 12 Health Problems Associated with Chronic Heavy Drinking
Experts describe 12 health risks linked to chronic heavy drinking.
Rehab for Treating Addiction
When you can’t kick drugs or alcohol, special hospitals -- known as rehabilitation facilities (rehab for short) -- may be your best bet.