Alcoholism – the Worst Addiction

Balali-Mood, Mahdi (2014) Alcoholism – the Worst Addiction. Asia Pacific Journal of Medical Toxicology, 3 (Supple). p. 3.

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Introduction: The most common substance of abuse/dependence in patients presenting for treatment in western countries is alcohol. Ethyl alcohol or ethanol which is also called medicinal alcohol is used as an official drug compendium. It is also administered as an antidote in methanol poisoning. However, regular consumption of high amounts of alcoholic drinks induces dependence and addiction leading to alcoholism. Definition: Alcoholism is a broad term for advanced chronic ethanol abuse. It is, in fact, a compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcohol beverages usually to the detriment of the drinker's health, personal relationships, and social standing. World Health Organization expert committee discouraged the use of

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Subjects: QV pharmacology
Divisions: Journals > Asia Pacific J Toxicology
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Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 20:02
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