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Content Risk Factors Social Drinkers, Problem Drinkers And Alcoholics Social Drinking Vs Problem Drinking Binge Drinking Is A Serious But Preventable Public Health Problem Social Drinking Vs A Drinking Problem: Whats The Difference? Alcohol Use Disorder Prospective studies are needed to determine the longitudinal relationship between family drinking and subsequent alcohol problems that students may encounter. Within the medical and scientific communities, there is a broad consensus regarding alcoholism as a disease state. Current evidence indicates that in both men and women, alcoholism is 50–60 percent genetically determined, leaving 40–50 percent for environmental influences. Most alcoholics develop alcoholism during adolescence or young adulthood. It helps distinguish a diagnosis of alcohol dependence from one of heavy alcohol use. But there’s nothing moderate, or convivial, about the way many Americans drink today. Sarah Allen Benton, M.S., LMHC., LPC, is a licensed mental health counselor and author of Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic. Risk Factors…

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