What is alcohol use disorder?

Alcoholism is a disease characterized by craving, the inability to control drinking, withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating or shakiness after stopping drinking and increasing tolerance.

How do members experience alcohol use disorder?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with alcohol use disorder*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for alcohol use disorder*

*Data from patients with alcohol use disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with alcohol use disorder*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Perceived effectiveness
for alcohol use disorder (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
alcohol use disorder (2)

*Data from patients with alcohol use disorder, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has alcohol use disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 51
30s 433
40s 611
50s 634
60s 434
70+ 180

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 826
Female 1,491