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Alcohol Dependence Progression
  • If a person has attitudes and perceptions consistent with those that addicts generally exhibit, alcohol addiction can literally begin before the drinking commences.

    Alcoholism Stage 2: Original Use

    Stage two can include things like the experimental use of alcohol, periodic usage, or occasional binge alcohol consumption (i.e., one or two times a year). First usage of alcohol may not be a problem for the user or those people who are close to the user. Occasional alcohol consumption may well provoke difficulties while the user is drunk or the next day, he or she hasn't got to the stage of dependence.

    Alcoholism Stage 3: Significant Risk Usage

    Significant risk refers to an abundance of alcohol consumption, and poor choices made when under the influence. At this stage, the pattern and frequency of alcohol abuse is high enough to be hazardous for the drinker and people around him or her.

    Alcoholism Stage 4: Problematic Usage

    Problematic usage of alcohol occurs when the harmful consequences of drinking becomes observable. Health concerns become issues, including things like damaged liver function and/or STDs (sexual transmitted diseases).

    Alcoholism Stage 5: Early Stage of Dependence

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    The early stage of alcohol dependence is distinguisheded by noticeable issues. The drinker begins to miss work, starts arguments with family members and friends while drunk. The alcoholic will elect to drink despite adverse consequences. At this point, alcohol rehab is highly effective.

    Alcoholism Stage 6: Middle Stage of Dependency

    During the middle stage of alcoholism , harmful consequences begin to intensify. The user loses his or her job due to too many skipped days at work.

    Alcoholism Stage 7: Crisis Stage of Dependency

    At this crisis point, everybody is aware of the consequences of alcohol addiction, including the alcoholic. Serious health problems become issues. The alcoholic is rarely without a drink, but the drinker believes he or she is deceiving everyone. This stage routinely leads to alcohol-related deaths for the users if they do not enter alcohol rehabilitation .


    Stage two can include the experimental use of alcohol, periodic usage, or irregular binge drinking (i.e., once or twice a year). First usage of alcohol may well not yet be a concern for the user or those people who are close to the user. Problematic usage of alcohol occurs when the harmful consequences of drinking becomes observable. The early stage of alcohol addiction is distinguisheded by obvious problems. At this point, alcohol rehab is most effective.
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