Long holiday weekends and the start of college often are associated with increased alcohol consumption.
For some, alcohol use will eventually become alcohol abuse or dependence. Some patterns of drinking are known to increase the risk for developing alcohol problems in the future.
Now you can measure your alcohol consumption and compare it to that of others. And, you can determine your risk of developing alcohol abuse or alcohol-related problems.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has an anonymous quiz you can complete to assess your drinking patterns and risk of alcohol problems.
If you are worried about your alcohol use or that of a loved one, help is available. Contact a mental health professional or your primary care physician to request a referral for alcohol treatment.
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