The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) routinely
receives a variety of questions about alcohol. We would like to share
the following frequently asked questions and their answers.
It is important to understand that these answers are not meant to provide
specific medical advice, but to provide information to better understand
the health consequences of alcohol abuse and dependence (alcoholism).
Please consult your physician or other health care provider if you or
a loved one has an alcohol problem.