Alcoholism is a disease, defined as an addiction to alcohol. It can lead to compulsive behavior—sometimes, destructive compulsive behavior—as a result of a dependency on alcohol.
Some people’s brain wiring makes them more prone to addictions than others. Unfortunately, they might not be aware that their gray matter chemistry and connections make them more susceptible to addictions. Consequently, they might unsuspectingly become addicted to alcohol when following a behavior that leaves other people without an addiction.
Then again, there are others who are just plain stupid.
Alcohol can kill. And, even if it doesn’t kill you directly, it can cost you your job, cause you and your family to suffer and, possibly ruin your life. Therefore, if you suffer from alcoholism and haven’t gotten it under control, I recommend that you seek help. This has been an unpaid public service announcement.