Alcoholism Stage 1: Abstinence
If a person has perceptions and attitudes uniform with those that addicts generally display, alcohol dependence can actually begin before the alcohol consumption commences.
Alcoholism Stage 2: Initial Use
Stage two can include things like the experimental use of alcohol, occasional usage, or periodic binge drinking (i.e., one or two times a year). First use of alcohol may not be a concern for the user or those persons who are close to the user. Periodic drinking may well create troubles while the user is intoxicated or the next day, she or he has not got to the stage of dependence.
Alcoholism Stage 3: Significant Risk Use
Significant risk describes an abundance of alcohol consumption, and poor choices made when intoxicated. At this stage, the pattern and regularity of alcohol abuse is high enough to be hazardous for the drinker and those around them.
Alcoholism Stage 4: Problematic Use
Problematic usage of alcohol occurs when the adverse consequences of alcohol consumption becomes obvious. Physical health concerns become issues, including things like impaired liver function and/or STDs (sexual transmitted diseases). DUI (driving drunk) charges may occur, and/or other legal problems connected with drinking to excess and making poor choices. Family and friends recognize there is a problem.
Alcoholism Stage 5: Early Stage of Dependence
The early stage of alcohol addiction is characterized by noticeable problems. The drinker begins to skip work, starts arguments with family members and friends while under the influence. The alcoholic will elect to drink in spite of harmful consequences. At this point, alcohol rehab is most effective.
Alcoholism Stage 6: Middle Stage of Dependency
During the middle stage of alcoholism, adverse consequences begin to intensify. The user loses his or her job due to too many missed days at work.
Alcoholism Stage 7: Crisis Stage of Dependency
Serious physical health problems 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 usage of alcohol, occasional use, or irregular binge alcohol consumption (i.e., once or twice a year). Original 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 drinking becomes obvious. The early stage of alcohol dependence is distinguisheded by noticeable issues. At this point, alcohol rehab is most effective.