Alcoholism and Alcoholism Symptoms
Drinking too much alcohol affects a person's health and relationships, and interferes with family, work, and school life. It can also put a person in risky situations, such as driving drunk. Other effects of drinking include depression and anxiety. Drinking can also increase the risk of other health problems.
Family history of alcoholism
According to research, there is a significant increase in the risk for alcohol dependence among those with a family history of alcoholism. This risk may be further enhanced by adversity during childhood. A study from the University of Michigan Alcohol Research Center screened 509 men and 217 women aged 40 or older for alcohol-related problems and found that 30% of respondents had at least one alcoholic parent.