Substance abuse with alcohol refers to the misuse or overuse of alcohol, leading to negative consequences on an individual’s health, social life, and overall well-being. Alcohol is a legal, commonly used substance, but it can be addictive and dangerous if abused. Long-term alcohol abuse can result in a range of physical and mental health problems, including liver disease, heart disease, depression, anxiety, and addiction. It can also cause problems with relationships, work, and personal finances. Treatment options for alcohol abuse include counseling, support groups, and medication-assisted therapy.