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What are the risk factors for alcohol abuse?

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Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Risks include:: Male gender, family history of alcohol use disorder especially in a parent, personal history of mental illness especially if untreated; personal history of stressors such as loss of employment, etc. If you are concerned about your alcohol use, please seek help with a mental health professional for an evaluation.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Alcohol Abuse RiskFa: Risk factors for Alcohol abuse: •Alcohol Dependence of parent(s) •Parental abuse and neglect of children •Antisocial, sexually deviant, or mentally ill parents •family violence •separation, divorce, or death of parent(s) •Racial discrimination •Living in an economically depressed area with: •High unemployment •Inadequate housing •High prevalence of crime •High prevalence of illegal drug use

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