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Adrian Carter
Monash University
Jonathan Kaplan
Oregon State University
Wayne Hall
State University of New York (SUNY)
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The misuse of alcohol inflicts a major toll on individual users, their families, and the wider society. This includes disruptions of family life, violence, absenteeism and problems in the workplace, child neglect and abuse, and excess morbidity and mortality. The World Health Organization estimates that alcohol ranks eighth among global risk factors for death and is the third leading global risk factor for disease and disability. In the United States, alcohol dependence affects four to five percent of the population at any given time. Alcohol dependence also exacts a significant financial toll....
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