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9 Health Conditions Linked to Drinking

9 Health Conditions Linked to Drinking Excessive Amounts of Alcohol

Alcohol dependence is a long-standing problem in the United States. In 2015, over 26 percent of adults took part in binge drinking within the last month from the survey according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. A further 7 percent took part in heavy alcohol use within the last month from the survey. In that year, 15.1 million people (6.2 percent) were affected by alcohol use disorder – a term used to describe various forms of alcohol dependence. Heavy drinkers and alcoholics are at risk of developing several health conditions linked to drinking alcohol.

In this article, we will look at a list of diseases caused by alcohol and other side effects of heavy alcohol use.

List of Diseases Caused by Alcohol

Alcohol dependence and heavy drinking side effects are attributed to the amount of alcohol a person drinks and how often they drink. In cases where alcohol addiction or dependence has formed, the person is at a higher risk of developing health conditions linked to drinking. A major concern for someone who binge drinks or drinks heavily more frequently is forming an addiction, worsening other health conditions linked to drinking.

The following are some of the diseases and health concerns that binge and heavy drinking can cause:

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Sources:

https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/alcohol-facts-and-statistics

https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/alcohols-effects-body