Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is a disease that causes the body to become dependent on alcohol due to chronic heavy consumption of the substance. Alcoholism usually causes people to crave alcohol whenever they are not drinking. These people often find they cannot stop drinking once they have started. In extreme cases, alcoholism can cause people to neglect all other aspects of their lives in favor of drinking alcohol. Alcoholism can have a range of adverse effects on human health. Long-term excessive alcohol consumption is known to cause various types of heart disease and cancer, liver disease, memory loss, depression, and other health problems. Recovering from alcoholism usually involves abstaining from all alcohol while attempting to eliminate the...

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