Millions of people struggle with drinking problems. If you are one of them, deep down you know that your drinking will probably eventually have long term effects on your health.
You may think of your drinking problem as alcoholism, or you may prefer to call it something else, such as alcohol use, alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence. What you call it isn't as important as what your drinking is doing to you.
The devastating impact alcohol is having on your health may not be noticeable right away. But when you drink over a long period of time, alcohol may be in the process of damaging almost every organ in your body.