Alcoholism Stage 1: Abstinence
If a person has attitudes and perceptions consistent with those that addicts generally exhibit, alcohol dependence can literally begin before the drinking gets started.
Alcoholism Stage 2: First Usage
Stage two can include things like the experimental usage of alcohol, periodic use, or periodic binge alcohol consumption (i.e., one or two times a year). Original usage of alcohol may not be a problem for the user or those persons who are close to the user. Occasional alcohol consumption may well create difficulties while the user is under the influence or the following day, she or he has not got to the stage of dependence.
Alcoholism Stage 3: Significant Risk Usage
High risk describes an abundance of drinking, and poor choices made when intoxicated. At this stage, the pattern and frequency of alcohol abuse is significant enough to be hazardous for the drinker and people around him or her.
Alcoholism Stage 4: Problematic Use
Problematic usage of alcohol occurs when the negative consequences of alcohol consumption becomes obvious. Health concerns become issues, including things like impaired liver function and/or STDs (sexual transmitted diseases).
Alcoholism Stage 5: Early Stage of Dependence
The early stage of alcohol addiction is characterized by noticeable issues. At this point, alcohol rehab is most effective.
Alcoholism Stage 6: Middle Stage of Dependency
During the middle stage of alcoholism, negative consequences begin to intensify. The user loses his or her job due to too many skipped days at work.
Alcoholism Stage 7: Crisis Stage of Dependency
Serious health concerns become issues. This stage frequently results in alcohol-related deaths for the users if they do not enter alcohol rehab.