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Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction is a serious form of high-risk drinking coupled with an intense and often uncontrollable desire to drink. It is crucial to understand that alcohol addiction is a serious disease as it can cause changes to the brain and its neurochemistry. As such, a person under the influence may lack the ability to control their actions and behaviour.


  • Alcoholism is tricky to diagnose as alcohol is accepted in many cultures and is often enjoyed on many occasions. But for some, drinking is a lifestyle choice. In a social setting, it can be difficult to differentiate between an addict from someone who occasionally enjoys a few drinks.
  • Luckily, these symptoms can serve as a guideline to identify people who have a real drinking problem:
  • Frequently drinks at an excessive rate
  • Drinks at inappropriate hours
  • High tolerance for alcohol
  • High dependence on alcohol to get through the day
  • Prefers the company of heavy drinkers
  • Experiences depression or other emotional woes
  • Decline in professional and/or personal life, such as an arrest or being fired

Alcoholism is a disease that festers gradually. So, it is important to know the early warning signs and to seek alcohol addiction treatment in Malaysia promptly.

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Causes of Alcoholism​

While experts have tried to identify factors that may predispose a person to alcoholism, they found that there is not a single factor that contributes to alcohol addiction:
    • Genetics and family history
    • Underage drinking
    • Frequent drinking
    • Mental health conditions
    • Trauma history
    • Male gender
    • Social factors

Additional Risk Factors for Alcoholism

Other than alcohol dependence, alcohol addiction may also lead to:

  • Ulcers
  • Diabetes complications
  • Sexual problems
  • Birth defects
  • Bone loss
  • Vision problems
  • Increased risk of cancer
  • Suppressed immune function


There are many options for alcohol addiction treatment in Malaysia as different severity will require different treatments, such as:

  • Rehab
  • Alcoholic anonymous
  • Psychological counselling 
  • Detox and withdrawal
  • Oral or injected medication