Alcoholism is a disease in which the afflicted individual compulsively drinks alcohol. This intense craving results in the inability to manage control over the urge to drink. The more the individual uses alcohol, the stronger the body's physical dependence on it will become. The ensuing tolerance causes the need to drink greater amounts in order to achieve the same effects.
Alcoholism is recognized by the American Medical Association as a disease. In cases of alcoholism, the person will crave the substance in the same manner as someone starving from food or water. Individuals will typically continue their consumption regardless of the damage it is causing to their health, their relationships or their finances, as the compulsion is uncontrollable.
Although alcohol abuse is basically different from alcoholism, many effects of alcohol abuse are also experienced by alcoholics.
One “yes” answer suggests a possible alcohol problem. If you answered “yes” to more than one question, it is highly likely that a problem exists. If this is the case, we recommend that you meet with someone who specializes in the treatment of alcoholism so you can talk about a professional evaluation or seek out an alcohol rehab program, alcohol detox program for alcohol treatment.When choosing an alcohol rehab program or inpatient alcohol treatment program you would be wise to make sure they, as a minimum, provide the following alcohol rehab services:
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