Alcoholic Abuse

Symptoms: 

Slurred or incoherent speech, poor balance and clumsiness, delayed reflexes, stomach pains, vomiting or nausea, loss of consciousness or blacking-out and redness of the face during or after periods of consumption are the symptoms of alcohol abuse.

Tests to diagnose: 

Alcoholic abuse doesn’t have any particular diagnostic test, the doctor  would be able to find out only through series of questions.

Treatment: 

Detoxification and withdrawal, counseling and three medications have been FDA–approved for treating alcohol dependence: naltrexone, acamprosate, and disulfiram

For more information visit the following websites

http://alcoholism.about.com/