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Alcohol Abuse and Related Health Issues

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007, India
  • 2Department of Applied Chemistry, Delhi Technological University, Delhi - 110 042, India
  • 3Department of Applied Chemistry, Delhi Technological University, Delhi - 110 042, India
  • 4Department of Applied Chemistry, Delhi Technological University, Delhi - 110 042, India

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 4, Issue (8), Pages 18-23, August,28 (2016)


Alcohol abuse and related health issues are an age old problem. Alcoholism is the reflection of socio-cultural factors of an individual and sometimes society as a whole. For some people, this is a part of daily life. Use and abuse travel on the very tight rope. People who have been drinking excess amounts of alcohol for longer periods of time come under the category of alcohol abuse. These people put themselves in the risk of developing serious and persistent changes in various organs including the brain. The effect of alcohol on the organs may be direct or indirect depending upon the general health status of the person. The studies have suggested that the brain functions are affected due to the interaction of alcohol with multiple neurotransmitter systems. Alcohol abuse also leads to different nutritional deficiencies and diseases. This article will discuss the effect of alcohol abuse and related health issues.


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