Fast Five Quiz: Alcoholism (Alcohol Use Disorder)

Steve Soreff, MD


January 24, 2023

The fourth leading cause of preventable death in the United States, harmful alcohol use resulted in about 3 million or 5.3% of all deaths worldwide in 2016, according to the World Health Organization. As of 2010, the economic costs of excessive alcohol consumption were an estimated $249 billion — about $2.05 per drink.

Not all alcohol misuse constitutes alcoholism or alcohol use disorder (AUD). Do you know key criteria, as well as signs, symptoms, and best practices for management? Take this short quiz.


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