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How Are Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependency Alike?
by Marcos de Carvalho in Health
Alcoholism is considered a progressive disease and, as such, has different phases. Alcohol abuse and dependency are different levels of habitual alcohol use. Alcohol Abuse DefinedAlcohol abuse is defined as the harmful use of alcohol. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders describes alcohol abusers as those who continue to drink despite social, interpersonal and legal proble

The Difference Between Denatured Alcohol & Regular Alcohol
by seigel in Food & Drink
Denatured alcohol is ethenol ("drinking alcohol") to which other chemicals have been added so as to render it unfit for human consumption. This is done to allow ethenol to be sold industrially as a solvent, without the high taxes associated with drinkable ethenol products (wine, beer, spirits, etc). Alcohol (Ethenol)Technically, the word "alcohol" refers to an entire class of chemicals, all of

How to Convert Serum Alcohol to Blood Alcohol
by Cadu in Health
When someone drinks alcohol, it is absorbed through the stomach and transfers to the blood. As a result, blood samples taken for testing determine how much alcohol someone has ingested. Many blood samples are rendered into serum, removing the red blood cells in the process. This increases the water content in the sample and changes the ratio of alcohol to blood. Based on statistical studies, foren

What is the Difference Between Ethyl Alcohol and Isopropyl Alcohol?
by Justin Chen in Health
Although both are forms of alcohol, ethyl alcohol and Isopropyl alcohol have more differences than similarities. The differences begin at the sources they are made from. Ethel alcohol is most commonly derived from corn and isopropyl alcohol is derived from propene which can come from fossil fuels such as coal, petroleum or natural gas. Ethyl alcohol is subject to an excise tax by the federal gover

What Is the difference between alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse?
by WasntEnough in Health
When someone has a drinking problem, there are two types of mental health diagnoses that the person can receive: alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. Both alcohol abuse and dependence can lead to long-term consequences. BothDrinking interferes with work or school, family, and socially with someone who is diagnosed with alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. With both diagnoses, the person may f

Is Denatured Alcohol the Same As Rubbing Alcohol?
by akiin in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Denatured alcohol and rubbing alcohol have many similar qualities, but they're formulated with very different uses in mind. Though rubbing alcohol can be substituted for denatured alcohol in some applications requiring gentle solvency, denatured alcohol should never be used on the body. It's too often made with ingredients that shouldn't come into contact with the skin, such as gasoline and aceton

Alcohol Use Vs. Alcohol Abuse Stats
by RomanMtz in Health
Drinking alcohol is widely accepted in many cultures. The Centers for Disease Control reports that over 60 percent of adults drink alcohol. Because it is so socially acceptable to use alcohol, it can be hard to recognize when use has turned into abuse. The FactsMany adults drink alcohol, but most do so in moderation. Alcohol is a drug, which gives it a lot of potential for abuse and dependence.

What Is the Difference Between Denatured Alcohol & Alcohol?
by Oli in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Only one type of alcohol--ethanol--is suitable to drink. The other types (methanol, propanol, isopropanol) are poisonous. Denatured alcohol is ethanol, rendered unfit to drink. EthanolEthanol has the simple chemical formula C2H5OH (or C2H6O). Ethanol is the common component of every alcoholic drink, from cheap beer to 12-year-old single-malt Scotch whiskey.
DenaturingDenaturing is simply the

Isopropyl Alcohol Vs. Ethyl Alcohol
by Max Ollerenshaw in Food & Drink
Whatever their similarities, the most important difference between isopropyl and ethyl alcohol is in their effects on the human body. Both have some degree of toxicity, but one will almost certainly cause serious illness or death soon after ingestion. Ethyl AlcoholEthyl alcohol is found in alcoholic drinks.cocktail image by Horticulture from Fotolia.comEthyl alcohol is made with fermented and d

Isopropanol Alcohol Vs. Isopropyl Alcohol
by DeadFred in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Isopropanol alcohol is synonymous with Isopropyl Alcohol. There is no difference in the chemical composition of the compound. The chemical formula is (CH3)2CHOH. It is most commonly known as rubbing alcohol. NomenclatureIsopropanol and isopropyl alcohol are different names for the same chemical compound. The confusion comes from mixing two standards for naming chemicals. Isopropanol is misnomer

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