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With alcohol abuse, the intense cravings found with alcoholism are not evident. A person can be considered to be suffering from alcohol abuse when he or she has experienced one or more of the following situations within a 12-month period:
The effects of alcohol abuse can be quite sobering. In fact, nearly 100,000 Americans die each year as a direct result of alcohol abuse. It also plays a huge role in social and domestic problems such as, crimes like child or spouse abuse and property damage as well as job absenteeism.
Alcoholism, alcohol addiction and alcohol dependence are only one type of an alcohol problem. Alcohol abuse can be just as harmful. A person can abuse alcohol without actually being an alcoholic--that is, he or she may drink too much and too often but still not be dependent on alcohol. Some of the problems linked to alcohol abuse include not being able to meet work, school, or family responsibilities; drunk-driving arrests and car crashes; and drinking-related medical conditions. Under some circumstances, even social or moderate drinking is dangerous--for example, when driving, during pregnancy, or when taking certain medications.
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism cut across gender, race, and nationality. Nearly 14 million people in the United States--1 in every 13 adults--abuse alcohol or are alcoholic. In general, though, more men than women are alcohol dependent or have alcohol abuse problems. Alcohol abuse problems are highest among young adults ages 18-29 and lowest among adults ages 65 and older. We also know that people who start drinking at an early age--for example, at age 14 or younger--greatly increase the chance that they will develop alcohol abuse problems or alcoholism at some point in their lives.
The rate of alcohol dependence amongst youth aged between 12 and 17 is 8.9%. For persons aged between 18 and 25, it is 21.7% and for people 26 years or older it is found to be 7.3%.
In Mayfield Heights, about 16% of all adults report to have a problem associated with alcohol. Mayfield Heights has reported to have the highest rate of alcohol abuse in the state of Mayfield Heights, where 20.5% of adults living in Mayfield Heights metro report to have alcohol addiction problems.
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