Alcoholism Stage 1: Abstaining
If a person has perceptions and attitudes consistent with those that addicts typically exhibit, alcohol dependence can actually start before the alcohol consumption gets started.
Alcoholism Stage 2: First Use
Stage two can include the experimental use of alcohol, irregular use, or irregular binge alcohol consumption (i.e., one or two times a year). First usage of alcohol may not be a problem for the user or those people who are close to the user. Irregular alcohol consumption may well create troubles while the user is drunk or the next day, she or he hasn't got to the stage of addiction.
Alcoholism Stage 3: Significant Risk Usage
High risk describes an abundance of alcohol consumption, and poor choices made when drunk. At this stage, the pattern and frequency of alcohol abuse is high enough to be hazardous for the drinker and those around them.
Alcoholism Stage 4: Problematic Use
Problematic usage of alcohol occurs when the negative consequences of alcohol consumption becomes obvious. Health concerns become issues, including damaged liver function and/or STDs (sexual transmitted diseases).
Alcoholism Stage 5: Early Stage of Dependence
The early stage of alcohol dependence is characterized by noticeable problems. The user begins to skip work, picks fights with family members and good friends while drunk. The alcoholic will decide to drink in spite of harmful consequences. At this point, alcohol rehab is highly effective.
Alcoholism Stage 6: Middle Stage of Dependency
During the middle stage of alcoholism, adverse consequences begin to escalate. The user loses his or her job due to too many missed days at work. Alcohol-induced fights end relationships. The consequences of the adverse consequences of alcoholism become irreversible.
Alcoholism Stage 7: Crisis Stage of Dependency
Serious health problems become issues. This stage frequently results in alcohol-related deaths for the users if they do not enter alcohol rehabilitation.
Stage two can include things like the experimental usage of alcohol, occasional usage, or irregular binge drinking (i.e., once or twice a year). Original usage of alcohol may not yet be a problem for the user or those people who are close to the user. Problematic usage of alcohol happens when the harmful consequences of alcohol consumption becomes obvious. The early stage of alcohol dependence is distinguisheded by noticeable problems. At this point, alcohol rehab is most effective.