Alcoholism is the physical and
mental addiction to alcohol. Prolonged use of alcohol will affect both
physical and mental conditions, and there are also various social
implications from associated behaviors. Physically it affects the
digestive system, pancreas, nerves, and heart.
Established behaviour patterns
First and foremost the person should be willing to give up alcohol. Sadly, but very true that the only way to do it is, to make a clean break.