How To Tell If You're Drinking Too Much

Many people use alcohol responsibly. But when drinking starts to cause harm to ourselves or those around us, it's called alcohol misuse. When we're unable to stop or control drinking despite adverse health, social or professional consequences, a medical condition called Alcohol Use Disorder may be diagnosed. Read on to learn more about the signs of alcohol misuse and the symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorder.

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