Alcoholic hepatitis is a disease, inflammatory condition of the liver caused by excessive alcohol consumption over an extended period of time. If you develop this condition, you must stop drinking alcohol.
If you have symptoms of alcoholic hepatitis, your doctor will ask you about your health history and alcohol consumption. Your doctor will also perform a physical exam to see if you have an enlarged liver or spleen. They may decide to order tests to confirm your diagnosis.
Despite the widespread assumption that drinking alcohol is an integral part of growing up, a 2012 report into why young people abstain showed that choosing not to drink is commonplace, Figures show that around half of 16 to 24 year olds in England said they'd drank nothing the week before they were asked about their drinking habits. Globally, almost half of the adult population, 48% of people have never consumed alcohol.