It is almost everyone who consumes alcohol in America but even though this is the case this does not mean that everyone who consumes this alcohol actually needs alcoholism treatment. It is very easy however for you to go from being a person who takes alcohol moderately to a person who becomes an addict when it comes to alcoholism.
The toxic relationship that we are talking about that can come about because of taking alcohol is something that can happen faster than the blinking of an eye if you know what we mean. You will however find some people and very many people at that who are very capable of just taking one single drink and continuing with their lives normally. However many other people cannot help but find themselves drinking more than one drink meaning that they will not be able to stop at the very first drink.
They find that they have started with one beer then one drink becomes three and then three drinks become six and before they know it they even lose count of how many drinks they have had. You will definitely know that this is the kind of a person who has a problem when it comes to alcohol intake when you see these kind of a person.
There is an analysis that has been done by The National Institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism and what this analysis has shown is that 7% of the people that take alcohol are the kind of people that are not able to stop themselves when they start taking alcohol as they will take as many drinks as possible. We are living in a particular kind of culture that is actually encouraging the consumption of alcohol and because of this they are very many people who actually do not see any problem with consuming a lot of alcohol while there are a lot of problems with.
When it come to the consequences that you can have when you are taking alcohol in excess then you should know that these kinds of consequences can be equated to the ones that you can have when you are taking illicit drugs or they can even be more than those ones and they can also threaten your life.