Alcohol Addiction: Side Effects and Dangers

Table of Contents

Understanding Alcohol Addiction

The Side Effects of Alcohol Addiction

The Dangers of Alcohol Addiction

Seeking Help for Alcohol Addiction


Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism or AUD, is a chronic disease marked by uncontrollable alcohol consumption, unlike occasional, moderate drinking.

Warning signs include increased tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, failed attempts to quit, neglecting responsibilities, and continuing to drink despite harm.

Health risks include liver damage, heart disease, weakened immune system, brain damage, and a higher risk of accidents and overdose.

Dual diagnosis treatment addresses both alcohol addiction and co-occurring mental health issues, providing a holistic approach to recovery through therapy, medication, and support.

Yes, recovery is possible with professional help, a support network, and healthy coping strategies. You’re not alone, and there is hope for a better future beyond addiction.