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Facts about alcoholism
Fact: There is no age limit on alcoholism. There are many teenage alcoholics. Teens who drink are at particularly great risk of becoming alcoholic, since the disease develops much more rapidly in young people than in adults.
Fact: Some people use alcohol to forget their worries or to escape reality. Drinking for escape or relief is a warning sign for problem drinking.
Fact: Alcoholism, also known as "alcohol dependence," is a disease that includes alcohol craving and continued drinking despite repeated alcohol-related problems, such as losing a job or getting into trouble with the law.
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