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The science of alcohol
The science of alcohol

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5 Summary of Week 7

In this week you have learned about some of the effects that continued excessive intake of alcohol can play on the human body, and how addiction occurs and can be diagnosed. Chronic exposure to high levels of alcohol is highly damaging, so intake should, on health grounds, be within recommended levels set by Government and medical professionals.

You should now be able to:

  • explain how alcoholic intake is measured in terms of units
  • describe the features of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and explain why it can be thought of as a psychological and behavioural condition
  • describe some of the physiological conditions associated with the long-term harmful effects of drinking excessive alcohol.

Next, in the final week of this course, you will look at some of the ways that analytical science is used to protect consumers from counterfeit products. You will also complete the final quiz.

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