Alcohol and the CEW


Ethanol is the most widely used and abused drug in the United States [1,2]. It is widely available in various forms, legal for the adult population and socially acceptable. This is true despite its recognized role in both acute and chronic physical and behavioral health problems. It is frequently used alone but may be used with other illegal drugs or prescribed medications.


Chronic Alcohol Alcohol Withdrawal Alcohol Intoxication Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Impaired Individual 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineSUNY at Buffalo, Erie County Medical Center

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