Alcohol use disorder

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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.

Common symptoms reported by people with alcohol use disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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.
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Treatments taken by people for alcohol use disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
294
Tried for
alcohol use disorder (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Depression Skills Group Therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
276
Tried for
alcohol use disorder (1)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for alcohol use disorder (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
alcohol use disorder (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Depression Skills Group Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
alcohol use disorder (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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

  • 3 new patients joined this month
  • 238 say alcohol use disorder is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 64
30s 461
40s 611
50s 605
60s 399
70+ 149
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 387
20-29 years 257
30-39 years 94
40-49 years 45
50-59 years 13
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 813
Female 1456

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 953
Not Diagnosed 1341

These charts show data from alcohol use disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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