FAQs on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) routinely
receives a variety of questions about alcohol. We would like to share
the following frequently asked questions and their answers.
It is important to understand that these answers are not meant to provide
specific medical advice, but to provide information to better understand
the health consequences of alcohol abuse and dependence (alcoholism).
Please consult your physician or other health care provider if you or
a loved one has an alcohol problem.
alcoholism a disease?
alcoholism be cured?
- Can alcoholism be treated?
medications treat alcoholism?
alcoholism treatment work?
you have be an alcoholic to experience problems?
specific groups of people more likely to have problems?
can you tell if someone has a problem?
a problem drinker simply cut down?
an alcoholic is unwilling to get help, what can you do about it?
is a safe level of drinking?
it safe to drink during pregnancy?
alcohol affect older people differently?
alcohol affect women differently?
alcohol good for your heart?
taking medications, must you stop drinking?
- How can a person get
help for an alcohol problem?
Last reviewed: 7/12/2007