Alcohol abuse is a psychiatric diagnosis in which there is recurring use of alcohol despite its negative consequences. Alcohol abuse is sometimes referred to by the less specific term alcoholism. However, many definitions of alcoholism exist, and only some are compatible with alcohol abuse. There are two types of alcoholics: those who have anti-social and pleasure-seeking tendencies, and those who are anxiety-ridden people who are able to go without drinking for long periods of time but are unable to control themselves once they start. Binge drinking is another form of alcohol abuse. According to research done through international surveys, the heaviest drinkers are the United Kingdom’s adolescent generation. Alcohol abuse is when the person has significant consequences for their actions, while an alcoholic is someone who experiences withdrawal when they stop drinking.