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Alcohol Abuse Vs. Dependence

Many of the signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse overlap with the signs and symptoms of alcohol dependency. There is a fine line between the two, but the crossover occurs when the person becomes dependent on alcohol.

When does alcohol abuse become alcohol dependence?

An alcoholic is unable to control their drinking, they have built up a tolerance to alcohol which over time requires them to drink larger quantities of alcohol in order to obtain the same effect, and they will usually experience withdrawal symptoms when they don’t drink.

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Dependence