The consumption of alcohol is a pretty common practice, especially in the U.S. and not everyone becomes addicted to it but alcohol addicts too exist and alcohol addiction is a real problem which plagues a lot of people all over the world and it is quite serious. Alcohol in normal quantity is not bad and does not harm the body much and can even be drunk every day but the problem is that some people tend to become dependent on it. Dependency refers to the feeling importance that we attach to a person, substance or activity. Dependency is often induced by the chemicals present in the drugs or alcohol which changes the body in different ways and the body needs the particular substance like an essential item, a necessity. When alcohol becomes a necessity, it signals that the person is addicted to alcohol and his/her body cannot simply function without it.
The reason that we emphasize on awareness about the alcohol consumption and the dangers of its addiction is because alcohol addiction can lead to alcohol overdose which can easy cause alcohol poisoning which can be fatal, if not treated in time and in a correct manner.
Alcohol addiction is a problem but it can be taken care of if the people go to inpatient drug rehab centers and get themselves treated properly. Most of the drug rehab facilities also treat alcohol addiction.
The first stage is to rid the body of all the harmful chemicals and the detoxification is done by pills, a clean diet and proper working out. The next stage is therapy which ends the mental dependency and helps the person understand that alcohol is harmful in many ways. The last stage is control where the person controls his urges.