Describe the symptomology of AUD (per current DSM-V criteria) and distinguish it from ‘normal’ alcohol use.  

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is among the most prevalent mental disorders worldwide, and is often a co-morbid factor complicating (or exacerbating) other psychological disorders. Please answer the following questions.

  1. Describe the symptomology of AUD (per current DSM-V criteria) and distinguish it from ‘normal’ alcohol use.
  2. Discuss the etiology of AUD from a biopsychosocial perspective.
  3. Discuss two (2) treatment options for AUD.
  4. In addition, identify two (2) long-term consequences of AUD.

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