The link posted below is to an article about the differences between alcohol abuse and alcoholism. It compares and contrasts them in detail in explaining their differences and similarities. This source also provides insight into who’s at risk, diagnosis, complications, treatments, and outlook. This is a great resource to educate individuals about alcohol use and the overuse of alcohol and what it can lead to.
Alcohol Dependence—alcohol dependence, or alcoholism, is characterized by atypically heavy/frequent drinking, often to the point that it interferes with daily life activities and relationships. Individuals who struggle to feel “normal” or to enjoy themselves without the aid of alcohol, or who experience withdrawal symptoms in the absence of alcohol consumption are very likely in a stage of Alcohol Dependence.