What Is Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) - June 26, 2017

Alcohol Is Still The King Of Addictions

Problem drinking has many stages. AUD is a new term for one of man’s first addictions. Alcohol overuse has been around since man first started brewing beer some 10,000 years ago. The medical definition of AUD is: chronic, relapsing brain disease. AUD merges that definition with alcohol dependence and abuse to one diagnosis.

Alcohol Use Disorder can be mild, moderate and severe. In the past severe drinking was commonly called alcoholism. Approximately seven out of ten adults in the United States ages 18 and older has an AUD. That number is increasing is steadily increasing.