Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

No it cannot cause. Hiv. However, it might lead to unprotected sex, which could lead to hiv, since people's judgement is impaired and they are less inhibited under the influence of alcohol.

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How are alcoholism and alcohol abuse different?

Could be same. Alcoholism is a slightly more imprecise term that could imply either alcohol abuse or dependence. Alcohol abuse is when someone continues to drink despite negative consequences. Alcohol dependence is when, in addition to alcohol abuse, the person also has physical dependence (needing to drink to avoid withdrawal) or tolerance (needing increasing amounts) or compulsive use. Read more...

Can you tell me the difference between alcoholism and alcohol abuse?

Nomenclature. Alcoholism is a disease which may be ctive (drinking) or remission (sobriety). Alcohol abuse refers to the act of drinking excessively which would imply alcoholism. Read more...
Impairment. Abuse is when a person becomes intoxicated, maybe bad stuff won't occur or maybe it does. Alcohol dependency has to do with impairment, this can be legal problems, family problems, relationship problems, work related problems, etc. If a person is annoyed by others criticizing their drinking; that is a sign of dependency (alcoholism) what do you think? Read more...

What is a good way to differentiate between alcoholism and alcohol abuse?

Great question. Alcohol abuse: - intemperate use. - legal consequences - drinking more than you thought you were going to alcohol dependence: - you can stay away from it for different periods, but when you come back, and you have one drink, you just can't stop. - dependence - in extreme forms - requires a drink of alcohol in the morning just to "settle your nerves" and function. - drinking despite md orders. Read more...

What is the medical definition of alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse?

Addiction. Alcohol can be robustly abused by someone but as long as the person is not addicted to it, and doesn't miss it after putting it down, the diagnosis is alcohol abuse. If, however, the person feels either physically or psychologically addicted/dependent on it and either cannot go a day without it, or binge drinks uncontrollably the diagnosis is alcohol dependence. Read more...

What is the difference between alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse according to the DSM?

Old Terms. In the DSM 5, all substance disorders are characterized as Use Disorders and are classified as mild, moderate or severe depending on the number of criteria that are met. Dependence and abuse are not used. Read more...