Alcohol abuse
Use of alcoholic beverages to excess, either on individual occasions (“binge drinking”) or as a regular practice. For some individuals—children or pregnant women, for example—almost any amount of alcohol use may be legally considered “alcohol abuse,” depending on local laws. Heavy alcohol abuse can cause physical damage and death.

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