For many people, the facts
about alcoholism are not clear. What is alcoholism, exactly? How does it differ
from alcohol abuse? When should a person seek help for a problem related to his
or her drinking?
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has prepared the
following information to help individuals and families answer these and other
common questions about alcohol problems. The information below will explain
alcoholism and alcohol abuse, symptoms of each, when and where to seek help,
treatment choices, and additional helpful resources.
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