Needing to consume larger amounts of alcohol to achieve the desired effect or feeling less intoxicated by the same amount that used to be effective.
Having strong or persistent urges to drink alcohol and finding it difficult to control or stop drinking.
Engaging in episodes of heavy drinking that result in consuming a large amount of alcohol within a short period.
Neglecting or having difficulty fulfilling personal, professional, or social obligations due to alcohol consumption or the aftereffects of drinking.
Experiencing conflicts or difficulties in personal relationships as a result of alcohol use or its consequences.
Experiencing physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms when attempting to reduce or stop alcohol consumption, such as tremors, sweating, anxiety, or irritability.
Spending a significant amount of time obtaining, using, or recovering from the effects of alcohol, leading to a reduction in other activities or interests.
Being unable to limit or control the amount of alcohol consumed once drinking has begun, often leading to excessive or prolonged episodes of drinking.