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| Published: November 27, 2021

Historical Aspects of Alcohol Abuse and Craving: An Overview

Pradeep Kumar

Consultant Psychiatric Social Work, State Institute of Mental Health, Pt. B.D.S., PGIMS, Rohtak, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Himanshu Singh

Consultant Psychiatric Social Work, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.093.20210904

DOI: 10.25215/0904.093

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Alcohol Abuse lead too many social and personal problems like; physical problem, mental health, disturbance in work life, poor family and social relationships, separation and divorce and emotional hardship in the family. Craving can also be seen as an aspect of a prolonged subclinical abstinence or withdrawal syndrome. The aim of the study has to provide information and explore towards alcohol abuse, its historical aspects and craving. Literature has been searched the both electronic databases including PubMed and manual searches for this. Neurobiological and brain-imaging studies have identified numerous brain chemicals and brain regions that may be involved in craving. A better understanding and more reliable assessment of craving may help clinicians tailor treatment to the specific needs of each patient, thereby reducing the risk of relapse.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.093.20210904

10.25215/0904.093

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 4, October- December, 2021