Chronic, excessive drinking can have major effects on the body, including:
Alcoholism is the most common form of addition. Alcohol abuse crosses the line to alcoholism when a physical dependence develops, apparent through the body’s tolerance and withdrawal. Tolerance means that, over time, a person needs more alcohol to feel the same effect. When the effects of alcohol wear off, the body reacts negatively in the form of delirium tremens (DTs) that range in severity.
Therefore, due to the nature of alcohol addiction, it is recommended that the detoxification process happen in a safe and comfortable environment with access to medically trained staff and supervised care where medications can be given to safely control and ease withdrawal.
If you are alcohol dependent, get help now.