in the DSM-IV-TR, a trend toward alcohol usage marked by repetitive immense negative impacts associated with the continued consumption of alcohol. An examination of it is preceded by the identification of ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE: If the requirements for alcohol and dependence are matched individually, then just the last diagnosis is rendered.

ALCOHOL ABUSE: "Alcohol abuse is commonly present for awhile in someone before anyone brings it to their attention or they seek help for their self."
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