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Alcoholism from MedlinePlus

Alcoholism from MedlinePlus – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alcoholism.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What are the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal?
  • What are signs that someone might be an alcoholic?
  • Are the special risks for female alcoholics?

Description:

Resource guide providing a short overview of alcoholism, then extensive links to other guides and websites by topic. Some notable links are:

  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Cirrhosis
  • Naltrexone for alcoholism (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Screening tests
  • Alcohol’s Effects on the Body From the National Institutes of Health(National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
  • Real-Life Stories about Addiction Struggles From the National Institutes of Health
  • Excessive Alcohol Use and Risks to Women’s Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Alcohol Use and Older Adults NIH Senior Health (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
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