Alcohol addiction can shorten your lifespan by 10 to 30 years. Even if you think you can manage your life around your drinking, over time you could suffer job loss, damaged relationships, legal and financial problems and poor health, including a higher risk for cancer and mental problems such as depression. Alcohol consumption is linked to higher incidences of domestic violence, auto accidents and divorce.
This infographic by Promises Treatment Centers shows that your life does not have to controlled by addiction; it is never too late to seek help and put your life on a course to recovery and success. Making a decision to seek treatment can put you back on a path to recover your self-esteem, re-build meaningful relationships, and get back to work again.