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Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction can be simply defined as a habitual and uncontrollable need for the intake of a liquid that is derived from a fermented fruit, grain or some other natural material. These liquids include wine, beer, rum, or any other hard liquor. The intake of alcohol is termed as addiction when an individual craves strongly for alcohol and has no control over its intake.

The person who is drinking it just for the sake of enjoyment will also be not able to point out that when he has become addicted to it. The change takes place so gradually that the victim does not get aware of what is happening and this is how gets migrated towards alcohol addiction.

The common causes of alcohol addiction are the presence of an alcoholic member in the family will likely drive the individual toward it. Other factors include the culture, peer pressures, friends, family, the environment around the person and his life style. But, alcohol addiction is found to be very hazardous. It can cause serious troubles like brain damage, liver disease, cancer, heart disease physical or mental destruction.

You can help the person who is addicted to alcohol to come out of his addiction. Be friendly and normal while communicating with these people. Because, many of the addicts are neglected members of the society. You should have a strong desire to stop him for the addiction. Take initiative to identify the root cause of his addiction and try to solve his problems. You can take him for counseling to aid him in his healing.

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