Alcoholism is a progressive and chronic disease that includes problems in controlling alcohol consumption and preoccupied with it. Alcoholism is divided in to alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence, a person is said to be alcoholic when any one or both of above case is seen. Alcohol abuse is a pattern of drinking that result in harm to one’s health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work including repeatedly Neglecting Responsibilities, Alcohol Use in Dangerous Situations, Legal Problems Due to Drinking, Continued Drinking despite Relationship Problems, Drinking to De-Stress. Many drinking problems start when people use alcohol to relieve stress. Because alcohol is a sedative drug, over time, you will need more alcohol to have the same effect. Getting drunk after a very stressful day more often, for example, or reaching for a bottle after you have an argument with boss, a friend or your spouse more frequently.