Here are the main symptoms:
Withdrawal symptoms when reduced consumption
Reducing activities that are considered important due to drinking
Excessive time spent obtaining, consuming, or recovering from the effects of alcohol
Having a tolerance to alcohol and a diminished effect from it due to increased consumption
Continued drinking despite knowing that it is causing a physical or psychological problem
Persistence desire to drink alcohol and the inability to cut down on the amount
Drinking larger amounts of alcohol for longer time periods more so than what was intended
Reference -Health Psychology 3rd Edition, D. Marks, M. Murry, B. Evans, & E. Estacio
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