A long-term condition marked by excessive drinking and an obsession with alcohol.
Alcoholism is the inability to manage alcohol consumption brought on by a physical and/or emotional reliance on the drug.
Alcohol consumption is frequently seen as little more than a relaxing activity. But excessive drinking is a problem for those with alcohol use disorders, putting both themselves and others in danger. This fact sheet's questions and answers describe alcoholism and the ways in which psychologists can aid in recovery.
Genetic, physiological, psychological, and social variables are only a few of the causes of problem drinking. Each cause does not have an equal impact on every person. Some alcoholics engage in problematic drinking because of psychological characteristics like impulsivity, low self-esteem, and a need for approval. Some people use alcohol as a coping mechanism or "medication" for emotional issues. Peer pressure and the readily available alcohol are only two examples of the social and environmental elements that can be important. The likelihood of becoming dependent on alcohol is further increased by poverty and physical or sexual abuse.
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