"A pattern of alcohol consumption that increases someone's risk of harm. Some would limit this definition to the physical or mental health consequences (as in harmful use). Others would include the social consequences. The term is currently used by the World Health Organization to describe this pattern of alcohol consumption. It is not a diagnostic term."
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (2022). Alcohol-use disorders: Prevention. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph24/chapter/glossary#hazardous-drinking-increasing-risk-drinking
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