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Alcohol Addiction Symptoms

alcohol addiction symptoms

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Alcohol addiction is marked by various physical and psychological symptoms that can be mild to moderate to severe.  Some of the symptoms of alcohol addiction become noticeable right after a few drinks while other symptoms may not be present until many years of alcohol abuse and addiction have passed.  Whether an individual suffers from alcohol abuse or full alcoholism, the symptoms of alcohol addiction are much the same and can have adverse effects on the physically and emotional well-being of the addict.

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Physical Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

Physically, the alcoholic may feel sick if they don’t drink and they may find life difficult without a drink.  The physical symptoms of alcohol addiction can run much deeper than just causing feelings similar to a hangover and can actually become a deadly combination for the addict.  Below is a list of the most common physical symptoms of alcohol addiction:

  • Failing grades at school, missing work or performing poorly at work
  • Drinking and driving, DUI, getting arrested while under the influence of alcohol
  • Mixing alcohol with prescription medications which is a deadly combination
  • Getting drunk despite known consequences with relationships or other scenarios
  • Drinking to relax or eliminate stress
  • Shakiness and trembling
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Digestive problems
  • Headaches
  • Loss of appetite

Psychological Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

Psychologically, alcohol addiction has a number of adverse effects on the mind and well-being of the addict.  Not only does alcohol addiction cause anxiety, depression and irritability, in severe cases, alcohol addiction can also result in schizophrenic actions, hallucinations and delirium.  Below is a list of the most common psychological symptoms of alcohol addiction:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Anti-social behaviors
  • Hallucinations
  • Delirium
  • Anger
  • Mood swings