|A Little about Your Liver|
While alcohol-related problems such as auto accidents, adverse reactions to medications, and legal problems can occur quickly, other health and social problems may take years to develop.
Alcohol affects nearly every organ in your body, and long-term heavy use of alcohol increases your risk for liver disease, which includes
In addition, if you consume much alcohol and are infected with hepatitis C virus, you are more susceptible to alcohol-related liver damage.
- alcoholic hepatitis (inflammation of the liver)
- alcoholic cirrhosis (scarring of the liver)