Liquor addiction, also known as alcoholism or alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a chronic and progressive condition characterized by an individual’s inability to control their consumption of alcohol, despite negative consequences to their health, relationships, and daily life. It is considered a medical and psychological disorder and can have severe physical, social, and psychological impacts. Symptoms of liquor addiction can vary, but they often include: Craving: A strong urge or desire to consume alcohol. Loss of Control: Inability to limit the amount of alcohol consumed or to stop drinking once started. Tolerance: Needing increasing amounts of alcohol to achieve the desired effects. Withdrawal: Experiencing physical and psychological symptoms when alcohol consumption is reduced or stopped. Neglecting Responsibilities: Prioritizing alcohol over work, family, or other obligations. Continued Use Despite Harm: Drinking despite knowing it’s causing physical, psychological, or social harm. Failed Attempts to Quit: Repeated unsuccessful attempts to cut down or control alcohol use. Liquor addiction is influenced by a combination of genetic, environmental, psychological, and social factors. Factors that may contribute to the development of alcohol addiction include family history of alcoholism, early onset of drinking, peer pressure, stressful life events, mental health issues, and easy availability of alcohol.