Daily Archives: June 28, 2012

What’s the Difference between Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence?

Question: What is the difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence? Answer: Alcohol abuse, in the simplest terms, is a pattern of excessive use of alcohol to the point of self-harm. You continue to drink even though adverse consequences–ranging from marital problems to DUIs–have occurred. An example would be frequent episodes of binge drinking, followed by … Read More