What is alcoholism?
An alcoholic's liver
A healthy liver
Alcoholism includes four symptoms:
Cravings - A strong need, or compulsion, to drink.
Impaired Control - The inability to limit one’s drinking on any given occasion.
Physical Dependence - Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety, when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking.
Tolerance - The need for increasing amounts of alcohol in order to feel its effects.
Withdrawal Symptoms: Shakes (Tremors), Sweats (Diaphoresis), Nausea Vomiting, Anxiety, Irregular Pulse, Elevated Blood Pressure, Confusion, Agitation, Convulsions, Delirium (Tremors).