and symptoms of alcoholism can vary from person to person -- depending
on personality, intelligence, and many other variables.
Impaired judgement is the first major symptom. Life choices become increasingly centered around the next drink. Eventually, the alcoholic not only becomes more clever at hiding the problem from friends
and loved ones but even themselves.
have become adept at spotting basic behaviors that are common to
all alcoholics. These may range anywhere from frequent hangovers
to accidental falls at home to auto collisions and near-misses
on the road.
In college students, an alarming danger sign is alcohol
poisoning from all-night binges. Other
general symptoms of alcohol abuse include blackouts
and memory loss, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, loss of interest
in sex, and male
As alcohol begins
to take its toll, and the immune system begins to break down, chronic
infections or abscesses are also common symptoms. Only later are
the obvious outward signs easy to spot including "spider
veins" and red nose and cheeks.
Web, find out more about the symptoms of alcoholism, how to
spot them in teens, men, women, and the elderly, plus advice
on when to seek treatment, where to find support, and other
facts and information on reading the signs of alcoholism...
More about the symptoms of alcoholism around the Web:
Withdrawal - Learn more about symptoms that may range
anywhere from mild irritability to hallucinations, including
information on treatment, when to get help from support groups,
and related resources from MedlinePlus.
This information is intended as reference and not as medical advice.
All treatment decisions should be made by medical professionals.