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How can someone become an alcoholic?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Alcoholism

Alcohol becomes a priority in life.
They spend significant time obtaining, using or getting over effects of alcohol. Additionally, alcohol or it's effects may prevent them from family, recreational, occupational or other activities. There body develops a tolerance to alcohol. It takes more alcohol over time to get the same effect. They may drink more or for longer than intends. It impairs them.

In brief: Alcoholism

Alcohol becomes a priority in life.
They spend significant time obtaining, using or getting over effects of alcohol. Additionally, alcohol or it's effects may prevent them from family, recreational, occupational or other activities. There body develops a tolerance to alcohol. It takes more alcohol over time to get the same effect. They may drink more or for longer than intends. It impairs them.
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