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Alcohol addiction-an overview

Alcohol is an intoxicating liquid, obtained from the fermentation of grains or fruits. The different types of these liquid are the beer, wine and other hard liquors. People in habit of regularly consuming these liquids are sure to develop a compulsive need of these liquids over a period of time, which is commonly termed as alcohol addiction. A person under alcohol addiction literally craves for alcohol and his body becomes completely dependent on it. Therefore, giving up the habit of alcohol is very difficult.  

The causes of alcohol addiction can be many. The various factors contributing to alcohol addiction may be cultural, personal related to the family, friends, and social pressure. The surrounding living conditions and environment of an individual can also relate an individual to get addicted. There is no specific age limit and gender difference for alcohol addiction. Major number of population under the alcohol addiction is teenagers.  

People with alcohol addiction not only destroy their own physical and mental health but also indulge in criminal activities and have a greater suicidal tendency. These people are very prone to be influenced under other kinds of addiction like the drug addiction etc. Therefore, it is very necessary to treat alcoholism. Alcohol addiction can be completely cured provided the addicted receives timely help and support from the family and friends.  

There are various treatment centers, which provide help to the addicts to get rid of their addiction. Treatment centers follow proper medical and counseling methods to get rid of such chronic alcohol addiction. There are some of the treatment centers that cater to a specific age group of people for alcohol addiction.

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