a man puts his head on a table next to a bottle of alcohol as he wonders if he has an alcohol dependence

What is Alcohol Dependence?

Until recently, most treatment specialists divided alcohol use into two different categories: alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. Now, they combine these two categories into a single diagnosis of a substance use disorder, which can range from mild to severe. However, this may still leave you with questions. What is alcohol abuse? What is alcohol dependence?…