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At UCLA, we are committed to helping our patients lead a healthy life free of alcohol-related health problems.
According to medical guidelines, any patient with liver disease is recommended to abstain completely from alcohol.
For those who have difficulty quitting, we are here to help.
What is Alcohol Use Disorder?
Alcohol use disorder refers to a drinking behavior that results in negative health consequences and symptoms. Liver disease from alcohol use, or alcohol-associated liver disease, is an example of a health problem that can result from alcohol use disorder.
It’s important to know that alcohol use disorder is a medical condition like any other. Alcohol use disorder occurs due to a combination of genetics and environmental factors. Around half of all cases of alcohol use disorder show heritability, meaning that the drinking patterns are linked to the presences of genes and how they are expressed. Environmental events such as early childhood mistreatment, and poor coping behaviors also play strong roles.