Alcohol dependence is associated with significant physical, mental and social problems. Physically, there can be liver failure, jaundice
of blood, passing blood in stools
, stomach ulcers, damage to nerves of the body, swelling of legs
, fluid collection in abdomen, and many more. Mentally, there is irreversible brain damage, worsening of anxiety
, triggering of psychosis
and mood disorders
, dementia, etc. From a social point of view, there may be isolation from neighbors or family, increased abusive behavior to children or spouses, legal problems, accidents, etc.
Anti craving medications are available which will help to reduce the craving. Consult a psychiatrist
with experience in deaddiction.