Some people may not have symptoms or may try to hide them from others. People who do have symptoms may have:
- Problems with relationships
- Missing work or school
- Loss of control over drinking
- Craving alcohol
- Needing larger amounts of alcohol to have the same effects
- Physical symptoms when alcohol is stopped, such as:
- Problems sleeping
- Rapid heartbeat
- Perceiving something that is not real
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). American Psychiatric Association; 2013.
Last reviewed March 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrian Preda, MD Last Updated: 2/19/2021