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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Alcohol Use Disorders. Available online at http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/alcohol-use-disorders through http://www.niaaa.nih.gov. Accessed March 7, 2013.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. What's At-Risk or Heavy Drinking? Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health. Available online at http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/isyourdrinkingpatternrisky/whatsatriskorheavydrinking.asp through http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov. Accessed March 6, 2013.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Screening Tests. Available online at http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh28-2/78-79.htm through http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov. Accessed March 11, 2013.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Alcohol Alert. Available online at http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa08.htm through http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov. Published April 1990. Accessed March 12, 2013.

March of Dimes. Alcohol During Pregnancy. Available online at http://www.marchofdimes.com/pregnancy/alcohol_indepth.html through http://www.marchofdimes.com. Last reviewed July 2012. Accessed March 11, 2013.

March of Dimes. Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy. Available online at http://www.marchofdimes.com/professionals/25079_1170.asp through http://www.marchofdimes.com. Accessed March 11, 2013.

Mayo Clinic. Alcoholism: Treatment and Drugs. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/alcoholism/DS00340/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs throughhttp://www.mayoclinic.com. Last reviewed August 9, 2012. Accessed March 11, 2013.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. The Role of Biomarkers in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders, 2012 Revision. PDF available for download at http://kap.samhsa.gov/products/manuals/advisory/pdfs/Advisory_Biomarkers_Revision.pdf through http://kap.samhsa.gov. Published Spring 2012. Accessed March 7, 2013.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alcohol and Public Health. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm through http://www.cdc.gov. Last reviewed October 1, 2012. Accessed March 7, 2013.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alcohol and Public Health. Frequently Asked Question. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/faqs.htm#alcoholismAbuse through http://www.cdc.gov. Last reviewed November 7, 2012. Accessed March 11, 2013.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

American Medical News online; Amednews.com, Aug. 28, 2000. Lab test offers new way to spot alcoholism. Victoria Stagg Elliott (AMNews staff). Available online at http://www.ama-assn.org/sci-pubs/amnews/pick_00/hlsc0828.htm through http://www.ama-assn.org.

NIAAA. Brief Intervention for Alcohol Problems. Available online at http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa43.htm through http://www.niaaa.nih.gov.

Ballard HS. Hematological Complications of Alcoholism. Alcohol Health & Research World. 21:1977: 42-52. PDF available for download at http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh21-1/42.pdf through http://www.niaaa.nih.gov.

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Richard Fuller, NIAAA.

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(2005) Helping Patients who drink too much. NIAAA [On-line information]. PDF available for download at http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Practitioner/CliniciansGuide2005/guide.pdf through http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov.

Holbeck, J. and Segal, J. (2005). Alcoholic Women and the Treatment Gap - Increasing Physician Awareness. Medscape Ob/Gyn & Women's Health. 2005; 10 (1) [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/501830?src=search through http://www.medscape.com.

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NIAAA. Rethinking Drinking. PDF available for download at http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/RethinkingDrinking/Rethinking-Drinking.pdf through http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov.

NIAAA. The Clinicians Guide. PDF available for download at http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Practitioner/CliniciansGuide2005/guide.pdf through http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov.

Mary C. Dufour, M.D., M.P.H. Senior Vice President, The Madrillon Group Inc. Vienna, VA.

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