Alcohol addiction, commonly known as alcoholism, is characterised by a thirst for alcohol and an inability to stop drinking despite any harmful effects. Alcohol addiction happens when the brain adjusts its regular processes as a result of long-term alcohol use's chemical changes. Since alcoholism is a progressive disorder, continued usage will have severe effects and increase the likelihood of health issues.
Alcohol use is associated with a variety of negative health and social effects, including as deterioration of interpersonal relationships, heart and liver disease, cancer, vehicle accidents, alcohol overdose, violence, homicide, and suicide.
Alcoholism might be challenging to identify. Alcohol is easily accessible and accepted across many cultures, unlike cocaine or heroin.
• Increased usage in both quantity and frequency.
• High alcohol tolerance or absence of "hangover" symptoms.
• Drinking in locations like churches or workplaces, or at unsuitable hours like first thing in the morning.
• Wanting to be in places where there is alcohol and staying away from places where there is none.
• A person with an alcohol addiction may pick friends who consume large amounts of alcohol.
• Staying away from loved ones.
• Hiding when drinking or hiding alcohol.
• Drinking too much to get by in daily life.
• Increased lethargic states, depression, or other emotional problems.