Alcoholism is a dangerous disease that most sufferers need help to recover from. There are several signs and symptoms that reveal that a person has become dependent on alcohol.
Physical signs of alcohol overconsumption and intoxication are recognizable by most adults: Slurred or incoherent speech Poor balance and clumsiness Delayed reflexes Stomach pains, vomiting or nausea Loss of consciousness or blacking-out Redness of the face during or after periods of consumption
It is possible for a person to reach a level of intoxication that becomes life-threatening (alcohol poisoning). The respiratory system becomes depressed, and the person will stop breathing.