Published: 23 March 2024
Author(s): Giovanni Addolorato, Hannu Alho, Paula Bresciani M․ De Andrade, Otto Michael Lesch, Lei Liu, Bankole Johnson
Issue: May 2024
Section: Original Article

There are geographical differences regarding alcohol-associated morbidity and mortality, the WHO European Region being the most affected area [1]. Europe leads globally in per capita alcohol consumption, followed by the Americas [1]. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) refers to impaired control over alcohol use, leading to physiological dependence and tolerance and detrimental psychological, social, and physical consequences. These disorders are highly disabling and associated with many physical and psychiatric comorbidities [2].

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