Stay up-to-date with these alcohol abuse warning signs to protect your health or the health of a loved one.
Alcohol abuse can be extremely harmful to your overall health and well-being. It’s important to understand that genetics puts some people at more of a risk for alcohol abuse.
Though alcohol abuse doesn’t cause a physical dependency, it still is a serious issue that things like stress at home or work, a breakup, a traumatic experience, or other similar experiences can bring on. Knowing the warning signs of alcohol abuse can help to recognize if you or a loved one has a problem.
Alcoholism, or alcohol dependency, is a disease that causes a loss of control when drinking, strong cravings for alcohol, an increased tolerance to feel the same effect, and withdrawal symptoms.
Click on the images below to find out the most common warning signs of alcohol abuse now.
If you or a loved one displays warning signs of alcohol abuse, check out some free resources and services to get help.
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