Alcohol addiction is one of the most devastating addictions that a person can suffer from. Alcohol addiction has the potential to negatively affect every aspect in a person's life, including their physical health. The over use and abuse of alcohol for extended periods of time has the capacity to harm every organ in a person's body including the brain. Alcohol addiction is most commonly described as a person continuing to drink alcohol despite the negative impacts that it has on their health, wealth and family life. Most people who are suffering from alcohol addiction realize the implications, yet feel unable to stop drinking.