Symptoms of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
by Amy Scholten, MPH
AUD can affect people of all ages including adolescents. Symptoms are different for everyone, though common threads exist. These include:
Dependence may also cause physical symptoms (withdrawal) when alcohol is stopped. Withdrawal may cause:
Complications Associated with AUD
Complications of AUD cover a wide range of personal, family, social, and health problems such as:
Some common physical problems associated with AUD include:
Medical complications include:
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Last reviewed March 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrian Preda, MD
Last Updated: 4/9/2015
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