If a person has attitudes and perceptions uniform with those that addicts typically display, alcohol addiction can literally start before the drinking commences.
Alcoholism Stage 2: First Usage
Stage two can include the experimental use of alcohol, occasional use, or occasional binge alcohol consumption (i.e., once or twice a year). Initial use of alcohol may not be a concern for the user or those persons who are close to the user. Periodic alcohol consumption may well provoke troubles while the user is under the influence or the following day, she or he has not got to the stage of addiction.
Alcoholism Stage 3: High Risk Usage
Significant risk describes an abundance of drinking
, and poor choices made when under the influence. At this stage, the pattern and frequency of alcohol abuse
is high enough to be damaging for the drinker and those people around him or her.
Alcoholism Stage 4: Problematic Usage
Problematic use of alcohol occurs when the harmful consequences of drinking becomes observable. Physical health concerns become issues, including things like damaged liver function and/or STDs (sexual transmitted diseases).
Alcoholism Stage 5: Early Stage of Dependence
The early stage of alcohol addiction is characterized by obvious issues. The user starts to skip work, starts arguments with family members and friends while drunk. The alcoholic will choose to drink in spite of negative consequences. At this point, alcohol rehab is most effective.
Alcoholism Stage 6: Middle Stage of Dependency
During the middle stage of alcoholism, negative consequences begin to intensify. The user loses his or her job due to too many skipped days at work.problem drinking
: Crisis Stage of Dependency
Serious health concerns become issues. This stage frequently results in alcohol-related deaths for the users if they do not enter alcohol rehab.
Stage two can include things like the experimental use of alcohol, periodic usage, or occasional binge drinking (i.e., once or twice a year). First use of alcohol may not yet be a problem for the user or those people who are close to the user. Problematic usage of alcohol occurs when the adverse consequences of alcohol consumption becomes obvious. The early stage of alcohol dependence is distinguisheded by noticeable problems. At this point, alcohol rehab is most effective.