Medical Bits 5-3 Alcohol and Disease

Alcohol-Associated Disease

Globally, excess consumption of alcohol is the most prevalent of all substance use disorders worldwide, with a single annual prevalence of over 100 million, leading to almost 3 million premature deaths (5.3% of global deaths). In the US, almost 70% of adults consume beverages containing ethanol and acute intoxication is associated with several acute medical and social complications, such as domestic violence, homicide, suicide, and accidents. Yet, most humans recognize that moderate consumption can be pleasurable and has an important role in social engaging and bonding…


Dr. Picone Q4 2023 Blog Medical Bits 5-3 Alcohol and Disease_