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An alcoholic person is someone who is addicted to alcohol and has a physical and/or psychological dependence on it. Alcoholism is a chronic disease that can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or socioeconomic status.

Some common signs and symptoms of alcoholism include:

Increased tolerance to alcohol, leading to the need for more to achieve the same effect.

Withdrawal symptoms when attempting to stop drinking or cut back, including shaking, nausea, and anxiety.

Continued drinking despite negative consequences, such as legal problems, relationship issues, or health concerns.

Loss of control over drinking, such as being unable to stop or limit alcohol consumption once started.

Neglecting responsibilities, such as work, school, or family obligations, in order to drink.

Spending a significant amount of time drinking or recovering from the effects of alcohol.

Alcoholism can have a significant impact on an individual’s life, relationships, and overall well-being. Effective treatment for alcoholism typically involves a combination of therapy, support groups, medication, and other resources to help individuals overcome their dependence and achieve long-term recovery.