Do you know the signs of alcohol addiction?
Some are more subtle than you might expect
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, in 2012 approximately 7.2% of individuals in the United States were suffering from alcoholism. The prevalence of alcoholism is higher in men compared to women, with a ratio of about two to one. Nonetheless, it is important to note that each case of alcohol abuse is unique. A healthy person and a problem drink might consume the same amount of alcohol, but the impact it has on their lives is completely different.
This raises the question: do you know the indicators of alcoholism? The American Psychiatric Association's DSM-5 (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition) outlines important symptoms, although there are additional signs that are widely recognized but not included.
To familiarize yourself with the signs of alcoholism, click through the gallery.
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