Demystifying Medicine Video



Alcohol use can be associated with various physical and emotional issues. The negative ramifications associated with alcohol use are related to the amount of alcohol that a person uses, not to the type of alcohol consumed. There are two main types of alcohol abuse disorders: binge drinking and alcoholism. This video defines both of these disorders as well as the mechanism of action and potential treatments.

[Please complete our feedback form]




References
  • Close, L., Thomas, S., Kelley, R., Stein, S. and Osbourne, N., 2019. The Distinction Between Binge Drinking & Alcoholism. Sunrise House.
  • Ezquer, F., Morales, P., Quintanilla, M. E., Santapau, D., Lespay-Rebolledo, C., Ezquer, M., Herrera-Marschitz, M., & Israel, Y. Intravenous administration of anti-inflammatory mesenchymal stem cell spheroids reduces chronic alcohol intake and abolishes binge-drinking. Sci. Rep. 8 (2018).
  • Hardey, S., Thomas, S., Stein, S., Kelley, R. and Ackermann, K., 2019. Binge Drinking: When Does It Become A Problem? American Addiction Centers.
  • Morse, R., 1992. The Definition of Alcoholism. JAMA, 268(8), p.1012.
  • Tateno, M. & Saito, T. Biological Studies on Alcohol-Induced Neuronal Damage. Psychiatry Investig 5, 21–27 (2008).
  • Sullivan, E. V. & Zahr, N. M. Commentary on "Increased MCP-1 and Microglia in Various regions of Human Alcoholic Brain". Experimental Neurology 213, 10–17 (2008).