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Stages of Alcoholism

When Is It a Problem?

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"Moderate drinking isn’t a cause for concern in most adults. But when alcohol consumption gets out of control, you may find yourself on a dangerous path toward addiction.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that 17 million American adults have alcohol use disorders. Another 855,000 Americans ages 12 to 17 years old have alcohol use disorders. It’s important to remember that alcoholism isn’t created overnight. It emerges out of long-term alcohol abuse."

In this article from HealthLine, the five stages of alcoholism are outlined and the final outlook for full-blown alcohol addiction is described.