Alcohol Dependence vs Alcohol Abuse What Is the Difference?

Harmful and dependent drinkers are much more likely to be frequent accident and emergency department attenders, attending on average five times per annum. Between 20 and 30% of medical admissions, and one third of primary care attendances, are alcohol related (Coulton et al., 2006; Kouimtsidis et al., 2003; Royal College of Physicians, 2001). Further, people…

Alcoholic Mood Swings and Other Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse

Specifically, we anticipated that individuals with poor behavioral control and poor emotional control would have stronger internal drinking motivations, which in turn would be related to more pathological alcohol use. Further, we expected that the association between emotional instability and problematic alcohol-related outcomes would be higher among those with more urgency. Finally, we hypothesized that…