By Henry Ghent

Alcoholism is a disease characterized with physical dependence, cravings, and loss of control over alcohol. Alcohol Dependence Syndrome is also a name for alcoholism.

what is considered binge drinking?

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effects of alcohol on the human body

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symptoms of alcoholism

Whole body: blackout, dizziness, shakiness, craving, or sweating

Behavioral: aggression, agitation, compulsive behavior, self-destructive behavior, or lack of restraint

Mood: anxiety, euphoria, general discontent, guilt, or loneliness

Gastrointestinal: nausea or vomiting

Psychological: delirium or fear

Also common: physical substance dependence, problems with coordination, slurred speech, or tremor

A breif video explaining alocholism better

What is Alcoholism? (College Health Guru)
  • 88,000 deaths are annually attributed to excessive alcohol use.
  • Because of the astounding 80,000 deaths that are related to alcohol abuse every year, alcohol abuse is the third highest cause of death in the U.S.
  • Three in four alcohol poisoning deaths involve adults ages 35 to 64 and most deaths occur among men.
  • Approximately 17 percent of men and 8 percent of women will be dependent on alcohol in their lifetime.

words associated to alcoholism

Binge Drinking

Consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol in a short period of time.


Feelings of severe despondency and dejection.


A colorless volatile flammable liquid that is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, spirits, and other drinks.

how to get help

Alcoholics Anonymous, also known as AA, is and organization that offers a comfortable area for a alcoholic to go and talk about his/her problem. They host meetings in church and anyone who feels the need to go can.

The Twelve step program (part of A.A.)

The Twelve Step Program is a method that the A.A. uses to help rehab alcoholics. The very first step in the program is for the person to recognize that they are alcoholics and cant manage their lives on their own. Also the person must realize no human power can relieve them. They must dedicate their lives to god.

How does Alcohol effect an alcoholics body over time?