Someone is addicted to alcohol when only the constant consumption of large quantities of alcohol can satisfy them. Alcohol addiction does have several specific symptoms, including:
- Constantly expressing the desire to stop drinking or making failed attempts to reduce alcohol consumption.
- Spending a lot of time finding alcohol to consume.
- Withdrawal symptoms: a slight tremor of the hands, tongue and eyelids, excessive perspiration, nausea and vomiting, irritability, stress, headaches, insomnia, generalized seizures resembling epilepsy, and an over-stimulated central nervous system.
- A decline in family, social and work-related activity.
- Drinking in order to avoid or soothe withdrawal symptoms.
Many of these symptoms can last for at least a month, or reappear for longer periods of time.< Back