Alcoholism also known as alcohol disorder is a condition in which you have the desire or need to consume alcohol even though you know the negative effect it has on your body . Alcohol like most drugs is legal but can be illegal . it is legal in the possession of adults or of the legal age 18 years in most countries and 21 years in the united states . it is illegal in the possession of one not of the legal ages 18 and 21 . it causes hyper activeness in its users . Most people rely on to help bury their worries , a good feeling enjoyed by most thus its continuous consumption , leading to the development of it addiction.