Alcohol addiction can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, environmental and social factors, and psychological factors. Genetics can play a role in an individual’s susceptibility to alcohol addiction. Environmental and social factors such as exposure to alcohol at a young age, peer pressure, stress, and trauma can contribute to the development of alcohol addiction. Psychological factors such as depression, anxiety, and personality disorders can also increase the risk of developing alcohol addiction. Additionally, heavy alcohol use over time can cause changes in the brain that contribute to addiction.