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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Alcohol abuse and dependence

Good definition:
Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive, and often fatal disease. It is a primary disorder and not a symptom of
other diseases or emotional problems. The chemistry of alcohol allows it to affect nearly every type of cell in
the body, including those in the central nervous system. After prolonged exposure to alcohol, the brain
becomes dependent on it. The severity of this disease is influenced by factors such as genetics, psychology,
culture, and response to physical pain.