When someone drinks a lot and is an alcohol addict or alcoholic, the body becomes accustomed to it. As a result, more and more alcohol is needed to get the same effect. This “habit” is called tolerance. Alcohol addiction when someone drinks a lot and is an alcohol addict or alcoholic, the body becomes accustomed to it. The body undergoes severe withdrawal symptoms when the addict tries to stop drinking.
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Causes of alcohol addiction
There are numerous factors that play a varying role in alcohol addiction:
- Biological factors
Genetics may play a role. Some people have a genetic predisposition and in fact an increased chance of developing an alcohol addiction.
- Psychological factors
Some mental health problems make a person vulnerable to developing an alcohol addiction. Some people might feel more in control when abusing alcohol in difficult situations.
- Social factors
The situation or environment such as the family or the workplace, can influence the use of alcohol heavily. People who are brought up in a home where alcohol abuse is normal, might be more inclined to overuse alcohol.
The only way to find out why you abuse alcohol, is to go through rehabilitation and really explore your use. Houghton House provides the perfect environment for you to tackle these tough questions about your alcohol addiction and understand the true reasons for your alcohol abuse.
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