Alcohol dependence or addiction: The way out

Biological factors like genetics, mental health history, and drug abuse history can contribute to alcoholism.

Biological factors like genetics, mental health history, and drug abuse history can contribute to alcoholism.

What you need to know:

  • Alcoholism mainly affects people with a past that is bothering them or a present that is not satisfying. Others are seeking validation and/or attention, which can lead to addiction.

  • There is a high chance of depression, anxiety, and even hallucinations among addicts.

  • Consider creating boundaries or taking precautions when dealing with addicts because of the hallucinations and delusional nature.


Alcoholism is a chronic, often progressive condition. Alcoholism has many short-term and long-term health effects on mental health, physical health, social functioning, and general wellbeing. The risk of death for people dependent on alcohol is higher than those who do not drink at all. Alcoholism affects every aspect of one's life; it damages relationships, careers, finances, etc.

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