The clutches that alcohol has on those dependent on it can make quitting from it very difficult and, at times, almost impossible. Some people are able to have one or two drinks and stop, and then there are those that do not know when to stop or who must drink on a regular basis. It is common for people to drink at social functions or with meals, but getting together with friends or family does not mean that alcoholic drinks need to be served to have a good time. When someone used to drink one or two drinks and be able to stop, now that same person has to have alcoholic drinks earlier in the day and more frequently than usual, he or she would be considered an alcoholic. Anyone drinking what seems to be excessive at first, but seeming to be happy and in control would discourage others to persuade the individual to stop drinking.
After a period of time, family members and loved ones start to notice signs that the alcoholic cannot hide and they start to notice that there is a problem. Trying to get the alcoholic to see and admit to these problems might be a very hard task. Those who feel they have to keep drinking once they start or who feel like they need to drink alcohol on a steady basis are commonly known as alcoholics. A person who drinks large amounts of alcohol every day may begin to rely on it or become addicted to it. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism stated that (http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption) “Alcoholism is definitely a chronic plus behavioral disorder which is manifested by repeated drinking of alcoholic beverages in excess of the dietary and social use of the community and to an extent that interferes with the drinker's health or his social or economic functionin...
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