Alcohol Related Disorders
Alcohol is often taken into larger amounts or over a longer period than was intended. There is persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control alcohol use. A great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain alcohol, use alcohol or recover from its effects.
- Craving or a strong desire or urge to use alcohol.
- Recurrent alcohol use resulting in a failure to fulfill major role obligations at work, school or home.
- Continued alcohol use despite having persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems caused by the effects of alcohol.
- Important social, occupational, recreational activities are given up or reduced because of alcohol use.
- Recurrent alcohol use in situations in which it is physically hazardous.
- Alcohol use is continued despite knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent physical or psychological problem that is likely to have been caused by alcohol.