Alcohol Dependence

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  • Alcohol dependent: Overview page providing important information on this topic.
  • Diagnostic criteria for alcohol dependence: Diagnostic criteria for alcohol abuse and dependence have evolved over time. As new data become available, researchers revise the criteria to improve their reliability, validity, and precision (4,5). This Alcohol Alert traces the evolution of diagnostic criteria for alcohol abuse and dependence through the current standards of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (similarities and differences
  • Alcohol Abuse vs. Alcohol Dependence: This article describes the similarities and differences.