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Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in the United States
15.1 million adults ages 18 and older had AUD in 2015. This disorder occurs more in men, with 9.8 million men experiencing AUD compared to 5.3 million women.
Young adults, ages 12-17, can have AUD too. According to the 2015 NSDUH, an estimated 623,000 adolescents had Alcohol Use Disorder. Of these groups, about five percent of those afflicted sought treatment.
Alcoholic beverages are present in nearly every grocery store, restaurant, home, and ballpark in the nation. We use it to celebrate, relax, and socialize. Aside from the decade of Prohibition in the last century, alcohol has been a legal and welcome addition to parties, games and even events with children. However, there are very dark sides to alcohol, including addiction.
Fermenting yeast, sugar, and starch forms Ethyl Alcohol, the key ingredient in any alcoholic beverage. Its primary forms of delivery are as beer, wine, or liquor, each of which has varying percentages of alcohol. Liquor is generally the most potent class of alcoholic beverage.
When alcohol consumption turns into a problem and then into an outright disease, professionals recommend a consultation with an addiction specialist.
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