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Alcohol-Related Disorders / Self Review & Study

Alcohol:

  • brain depressant
  • a cause of considerable morbidity and mortality

Dopamine is one of the primary neurotransmitters within the CNS and is known to be involved in the integration of environmental stimuli with physiologic responses. Cannabis, cocaine, and alcohol increase the dopamine level, thereby producing a strong association between physiologic effects and behavior.

Diagnostic Evaluation ( measurement tools for alcohol abuse or dependence ):

  • CAGE
  • Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST)
  • The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)

 

Alcohol-related disorders:

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