Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is among the most prevalent mental disorders worldwide, and is often a co-morbid factor complicating (or exacerbating) other psychological disorders. Please answer the following questions.
- Describe the symptomology of AUD (per current DSM-V criteria) and distinguish it from ‘normal’ alcohol use.
- Discuss the etiology of AUD from a biopsychosocial perspective.
- Discuss two (2) treatment options for AUD.
- In addition, identify two (2) long-term consequences of AUD.