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Does a Person Have to Be an Alcoholic to Experience Problems from Alcohol?

Many people think that only alcoholics have problems with alcohol consumption. This isn’t true, because alcoholism is the most severe type of alcohol consumption, but one can experience several problems, even if he is not an alcoholic. Alcohol abuse is harmful as well, and that means drinking too much or too often. Usually, this leads to alcoholism if not stopped, but it isn’t a rule.

The most common problems someone can have from alcohol abuse are the inability to meet school, work or family responsibilities, drinking and driving, car crashes or all kinds of accidents, and after a while, some medical conditions related to drinking. Sometimes, even moderate drinking or just occasionally is dangerous and can cause severe problems, like when they drink and drive or during pregnancy, when they don’t just hurt themselves, but hurt the baby as well. Furthermore, when taking some medications you are not allowed to drink, not even a bit, and if you do so, several problems may appear, depending on what drug you are on, some of them may be even fatal.

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So, although someone may not be an alcoholic already, consuming too much alcohol or too often can have some kinds of repercussions. Not to mention that he may start drinking, even more, lose interest in what he liked before, starting to skip work or have all kinds of problems with their family. Furthermore, drinking too much make people sometimes do things that they wouldn’t normally do, becoming violent verbally or physically and this will get them even more problems. That’s why it is always important to drink within limits, and when you feel that you had too much to drink, stop until this becomes a problem, and then it will be heavier to control it.

Resources: http://www.medicinenet.com/alcohol_abuse_and_alcoholism/page3.htm


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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