Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center
Signs of Alcohol Addiction
Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction
- Relationship Strain and Trouble
- Ignoring Basic Adult Responsibilities
- Increased Tolerance to Alcohol
- Inability to Stop Drinking
- Physical Effects of Alcohol Withdrawal
Understanding Alcohol Addiction and Alcoholism
Alcoholism refers to a dependence on alcohol, both physically and psychologically, that controls an individual’s drinking behaviors. These cravings for alcohol make it difficult, if not impossible, for people to stop drinking. This uncontrolled drinking may remain a problem even when physical harm or social alienation occurs. Most individuals addicted to alcohol feel they cannot function without it and often need to drink more as their tolerance increases. These individuals have an alcohol addiction and should be encouraged to seek treatment.
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Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction
Increased Relationship Strain and Trouble
Ignoring Basic Adult Responsibilities
Greatly Increased Tolerance to Alcohol
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
An Inability to Stop Drinking
About High-Functioning Alcoholics
It may be even more surprising to note that some evidence exists giving credibility to the idea that a high percentage of alcoholics are high-functioning. Often these individuals are well-educated lawyers, doctors, and executives. Only when alcohol-related situations and accompanying consequences happen are many forced to seek help for their addiction.
How Alcohol Impacts Americans
The costs associated with alcohol addiction in the United States are shocking. In 2010, it was reported by the NSDUH that over $240 billion was spent fighting alcohol addiction. In 2015, the data showed that over 19 million struggled with alcohol addiction and that more than 25% of the general population were classified as binge drinkers. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) more than 87,000 people die annually as a direct result of alcohol addiction and abuse. This is a sobering statistic and should cause families to reconsider seeking help for their loved ones struggling with alcohol addiction.