Alcohol dependence features

CANT STOP

  • Compulsion to drink alcohol with stereotyped drinking pattern
  • Aware of physical/psychological harm but continues to drink
  • Neglect of other activities e.g. self-care, social, occupational
  • Tolerance to alcohol
  • Stopping drinking leads to withdrawal symptoms
  • Time pre-occupied with alcohol increases
  • Out of control use of alcohol
  • Persistent, futile attempts to cut down

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