Alcohol abuse is very common around the world and many of us will have friends or loved once that abuse or are addicted to alcohol. In the past we have always focused on adults when it came to this. A worrying trend however is that more and more tends are now also abusing this substance and others.
I would like to point out however that alcohol abuse is not the same as someone being dependent on alcohol. A typical form of misuse is when people consume too much over a certain period of time and this can obviously lead to various serious health issues. If a person drinks daily then this can also have a great effect on their overall health.
There are also different ways in which it can affect a person as it is not only limited to a person’s health. It can also lead to difficulties in relationships and can cause problems as work. Other issues which can arise are drunk driving for example.
Most people do realize that they are abusing alcohol however they do not stop which is of course why it is such a big problem for many people as they neglect the risks which are involved.
Alcohol addiction is also known as alcoholism and a dependence on alcohol. People who abuse it for a long period of time will often become a victim of alcoholism and many will not even realize it. They will start drinking just to be able to function somewhat normally.
The addiction can be either mentally or physically as it varies from person to person.