Risk Factors for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
A risk factor is something that raises a person's chances of getting a disease or health problem. A person can have AUD with or without the risks below. The more risks a person has, the greater the chances are.
AUD is most common in men and people who are 18 to 24 years old. Other things that may raise the risk are:
- Alcohol use disorder. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/alcohol-use-disorder.
- Alcohol withdrawal syndrome. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/alcohol-withdrawal-syndrome.
- Day E, Copello A, Hull M. Assessment and management of alcohol use disorders. BMJ. 2015;350:h715.
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). American Psychiatric Association; 2013.
- Adrian Preda, MD
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