Alcohol use is the third-leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the harmful use of alcohol results in about 3 million deaths worldwide each year, which is 5.3% of all deaths. Alcohol abuse can result in numerous serious health conditions, including liver disease, cancer, and stroke. Although the dangers of alcohol use disorder (alcoholism) are well known, data suggest that physicians frequently fail to make the diagnosis.
Can you recognize signs and symptoms of alcohol use disorder? And do you know best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Make sure you're prepared by taking this short quiz.
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Cite this: Stephen Soreff. Fast Five Quiz: Alcohol Use Disorder - Medscape - Sep 02, 2020.