What are symptoms of alcoholism?

Withdrawal and drinking despite negative consequences. When someone drinks depite negative consequences. If alchohol "calls " them and/or they have withdrawal when they stop.
Addictive Disease. Dr. Nora volkow, head of the natl. Institute for drug abuse describes an addiction as a: brain disease, which causes a person to engage in a behaviors which may lead to dire consequences, the person knows that, but continues the behaviors. It is possible to be addicted to food, gambling, sex, drug or alcohol. Chronic alcohol abuse can adversely affect every organ in the body except kidneys.

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What are the symptoms of Alcoholism?

Alcoholism Symptoms. Alcoholism affects body and mind leading to symptoms, diseases and disorders. Medical symptoms and conditions due to: •GI Disorders •High blood pressure, Heart disease, Stroke, Liver disease •Cancer of, mouth, throat, liver, and colon. •Delirium •Memory problems, Dementia Psychiatric Symptoms and conditions due to: •Psychotic Disorder, Homicide •Depression, SuicideAnxiety Disorder, Insomnia. Read more...

What are some symptoms of alcoholism a teen can have?

Misuse. Alcoholism by definition refers to misuse or abuse of alcohol. Since the legal age for drinking in most states is 21, any use of alcohol by a teen would be considered abuse. Even though it is and always has been a common occurence it is still abuse. Frequent use, minimizing use, or inability to control the amount used are signs that abuse/alcoholism may persist into adulthood. Read more...
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What are the extreme symptoms of alcoholism? Dts? Pink elephants?

See below. Dts are the most extreme which includes agitation, disorientation high blood pressure and fast pulse. Hallucinations may accompany it but are not part of it. It carries a risk of death. Read more...