_____ is the most widely consumed substance of abuse in the US.
alcohol. Type of encephalopathy occurs in alcohol abusers. S/s include inflammation, hemorrhage,degeneration, resulting from a deficiency in thiamine - Wernicke’s. Wernicke’s may lead to Korsakoff’s psychosis, a form of amnesia with short term memoryloss and inability to learn. Sudden withdrawal may have life threatening effects. Four signs of withdrawal: gross tremors, seizures, hallucinations,alcohol withdrawal delirium