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Chronic alcoholism is a condition where an individual consumes excessive amounts of alcohol over an extended period, leading to physical and psychological dependence on alcohol. Symptoms of chronic alcoholism include tolerance to alcohol, withdrawal symptoms when the individual attempts to quit or reduce drinking, and a compulsion to drink despite negative consequences. Long-term heavy drinking can result in numerous health problems, including liver disease, neurological damage, and an increased risk of cancer. Treatment options for chronic alcoholism include medication, counseling, and support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous.