Society today puts a great deal of emphasis on entertainment and blatantly promotes the use of various mood-altering substances that will enhance a person's enjoyment during social gatherings. Occasional use of these substances, such as alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy and others, does not indicate addiction, but it is not difficult to cross the fine line between abuse and addiction. Once the person crosses that line, they should seek help from alcohol abuse treatment centers. Alcohol abusers do not usually display withdrawal symptoms when not drinking, and they still maintain some level of control over how much they consume. Alcoholics, on the other hand, cannot control how much they consume and progressively need more and more alcohol to achieve the desired level of intoxication. They suffer uncomfortable side effects if alcohol is withheld, and will go to any lengths to obtain more.
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