Excessive drinking over a long time can take a toll on health, both mentally and physically. Excessive alcohol use can weaken the immune system and affects the brain, leading to cognitive and behavioral problems. Excessive drinking can also cause heart damage, liver damage and has been linked to numerous types of cancer.4
This toll that AUD can take is why it’s essential to get help if you’re struggling. There are resources available, and you don’t have to go through it alone.