Alcoholism

What is it?

Alcoholism is a disease caused by being an alcoholic. Both your body, along with your mind are craving alcohol. Alcoholism is a very common disease. According to statistics, 53% of the adult population in the United States have admitted to having an alcoholic problem.

Common Drug

Alcohol is the most widely used and abused drug. However, unlike some drugs, alcohol is legal after a certain age. Alcohol isn't like most drugs because it does not always cause addiction.

Why Do People Become Addicted?

Some start out as casual drinkers, then eventually become addicts.

Dangers

Stages

  1. Warning Stages
  2. Danger Stages
  3. Loosing Control Stage
  4. Loss of Control Stage

Signs

  • drinking alone
  • sneaking morning drinks
  • feel the need to drink
  • irritable when drinking
  • drink to get drunk
  • drink to enjoy parties
  • drinking make you moody
  • black out while drinking

Help

Support groups

  • 12 steps groups
  • AA
  • Alanteen

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