Alcoholism Stage 1: Abstaining
Alcohol dependence can actually begin before the drinking commences if an individual has perceptions and attitudes uniform with those that addicts traditionally exhibit.
Alcoholism Stage 2: Original Use
Stage two can include things like the experimental usage of alcohol, periodic use, or occasional binge drinking (i.e., one or two times a year). Initial usage of alcohol may not be a problem for the user or those people who are close to the user. Occasional alcohol consumption may create difficulties while the user is intoxicated or the next day, she or he hasn't got to the stage of dependence.
Alcoholism Stage 3: Significant Risk Usage
Significant risk describes an abundance of drinking, and poor choices made when intoxicated. At this stage, the pattern and frequency of alcohol abuse is high enough to be hazardous for the drinker and people around him or her.
Alcoholism Stage 4: Problematic Use
Problematic usage of alcohol happens when the harmful consequences of drinking becomes observable. Physical health concerns become problems, including things like impaired liver function and/or STDs (sexual transmitted diseases).
Alcoholism Stage 5: Early Stage of Dependence
The early stage of alcohol dependence is distinguisheded by noticeable issues. The drinker starts to skip work, picks fights with members of the family and friends while under the influence. The alcoholic will decide to drink in spite of adverse consequences. At this point, alcohol rehab is most effective.
Alcoholism Stage 6: Middle Stage of Dependency
During the middle stage of alcoholism, negative consequences begin to escalate. The user loses his or her job due to too many skipped days at work.
Alcoholism Stage 7: Crisis Stage of Dependency
Serious health problems become issues. This stage frequently results in alcohol-related deaths for the users if they do not enter alcohol rehab.