Published: 18 May 2022
Author(s): Mariangela Antonelli, Luisa Sestito, Claudia Tarli, Giovanni Addolorato
Section: Review Article

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is characterized by a large consumption of alcoholic beverages, which can determine the onset of alcohol-related diseases and an overall increase of morbidity and mortality. AUD is the third leading risk factor for morbidity and mortality both in Europe [1] and in the U.S. [2]. About 3 million deaths per year worldwide are indeed related to AUD and a considerable proportion of these deaths occur in young people, between the ages of 15 and 30 [3]. In this age group binge drinking represents the most common pattern of alcohol intake, consisting of over five drinks for men or over four drinks for women in a single occasion [4].


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