Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a chronic and progressive condition characterized by an individual's inability to control their alcohol consumption, despite the negative consequences it may have on their health, relationships, and overall well-being.
Often driven by a combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors, alcoholism can lead to a range of physical, emotional, and social issues. Symptoms may include a strong craving for alcohol, a loss of control over drinking habits, increased tolerance, and withdrawal symptoms when not consuming alcohol.
Alcoholism treatment typically involves a multifaceted approach, including behavioral therapies, support groups, and, in some cases, medication. Early intervention and ongoing support are crucial in helping individuals overcome alcoholism and maintain long-term sobriety. You can read more about it in our Pharmacy Journal
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