What is alcoholism

Abuse of alcohol takes two basic forms: problem drinking and true addiction, the first often progressing to the second. In susceptible people (and medical studies do indicate that some people inherit a tendency to develop the addiction), frequent and repeated use of alcohol can lead to dependency. Dependency means that your body suffers physical and emotional discomfort with "withdrawal" of your access to liquor, wine, or beer.

What is alcoholismOnce dependent, an alcoholic will continue to drink even when doing so threatens his/her job, home life, and health. Prolonged heavy drinking can cause damage and destruction of the liver and brain tissues and nerves, may contribute to the development of depression, and may promote nutritional deficiencies.
Many of the severe symptoms associated with chronic alcoholism arise because of these nutritional deficiencies.
Let's take a look now at the nutrients that help to decrease the toxicity of alcohol to the body and may also curb the craving for alcohol.

 
 
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