Alcohol is a substance that depresses the central nervous system, and although alcohol is legal, many people abuse this by drinking in excess. Men and women who abuse alcohol many times will have other psychological conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, and depression.
An alcoholic is someone who has a drive to drink despite the negative consequences it may cause in their lives. For example, even if a person’s social and work life starts to suffer, they will still drink because they like the way that it makes them feel. When sufferers of this disease become addicted and do not have access to alcohol, alcoholics will experience insomnia, anxiety, profuse sweating, and trem-ors. In severe addiction cases, people can have seizures and heart failure when they stop drinking alcohol, and for this reason, many treatment programs will prescribe medications to help the alcoholic avoid serious side effects from quitting cold turkey. — edubook.com