Alcohol use deaths

per 100,000 people, 1990–2016

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    Alcohol dependence is a substance-related disorder involving a dysfunctional pattern of alcohol use. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) criteria for alcohol dependence, at least three out of seven of the following criteria must be manifested during a 12-month period: 1. Tolerance 2. Withdrawal symptoms or clinically defined alcohol withdrawal syndrome 3. Use in larger amounts or for longer periods than intended 4. Persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down on alcohol use 5. Time is spent obtaining alcohol or recovering from effects 6. Social, occupational, and recreational pursuits are given up or reduced because of alcohol use 7. Use is continued despite knowledge of alcohol-related harm (physical or psychological).

    Source: Global Health Data Exchange