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Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism or alcohol use disorder, is a chronic and often progressive condition characterized by a strong desire to consume alcohol, the inability to control drinking, and continued alcohol use despite negative consequences such as physical, mental, or social problems. It is a complex disease that can be caused by various factors, including genetic, environmental, and psychological factors. Over time, excessive alcohol consumption can lead to changes in the brain and other parts of the body, causing a range of health problems and impairing daily functioning. Treatment for alcohol addiction typically involves a combination of behavioral therapies, medication, and support groups.