Many people who regularly drink alcohol excessively become alcohol dependent which can over time cause their body serious physical and psychological harm.
If you do become alcohol dependent, you have a strong desire to drink alcohol; your body craves alcohol constantly, this can lead to developing withdrawal symptoms within a few hours of your last drink. Some of the withdrawal symptoms experienced include feeling sick, sweating, nausea, cravings, convulsions.
Some people can experience much more severe withdrawals including tremors, convulsions and hallucinations which in some cases has resulted in fatalities. So even if you do decide to stop drinking, it can be tough due to the severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms. In situations where the alcohol user has tried on many occasions to quit but failed, it is advised that they seek the help of specialist treatment service.