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Alcohol Addiction, also known as Alcoholism and Alcohol Dependence Syndrome occurs when someone becomes completely reliant on alcohol and goes far beyond just drinking heavily and abusing alcohol.
This means that your body craves it non-stop, and you feel like you need it just to function normally. If you don’t have it, you will go out of your way to get it, even if that means breaking the law or stealing money from a friend to get it.
In addition, many people suffering from Alcoholism let their marriages turn to divorce, lose their job and stop paying rent. All because they can’t quit or control their addiction.
Higher Death Rates for Alcohol Addiction
A study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has shown that individuals who consume alcohol on a regular basis are three times more likely to die from an injury.
They studied the rates of death for drinkers, former drinkers, and non-drinkers in the most common causes of injury-related death. These causes are car accidents, accidental falls, fires, drowning, poisonings, suicides through poisoning, gun deaths and hangings, strangulation or suffocation, gun-related homicides, and other homicides.
Between 54 and 64 percent of deaths which are caused by injuries were people who drank alcohol at least 12 times per year.
In every one of the categories, people who consumed alcohol during the year were more likely to die from injury. The highest risk was for drowning, which was 3.6 times more likely to be the cause of death for people who drank alcohol.
Information about the deaths and the individuals’ alcohol consumption was obtained from two surveys that provided data on each of the separate issues.
This study shows yet another way that alcohol abuse can lead to negative consequences in one’s life. People who are suffering from addiction are more likely to engage in risky behaviors and ignore problems caused by drinking. Alcohol makes people less aware of their surroundings; these things may be the reason for the higher risk of injury death among drinkers in the United States.
When you’re dependent on alcohol, your entire world revolves around it. You lose the ability to control your drinking; including when, how much, and how often you do it, and your body will begin to experience severe withdrawal symptoms during times of sobriety, which may cause you to start drinking again.