Alcoholism is disease, here’s some resources to help you fight back:
Responsible Drinking: A Moderation Management Approach http://amzn.to/1ZdgP9f
I Need to Stop Drinking!: How to get back your self-respect. http://amzn.to/1VEqbeU
Why You Drink and How to Stop: A Journey to Freedom: http://amzn.to/1Q8pAv2
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book: http://amzn.to/1N0rttl
Alcoholics: Dealing With an Alcoholic Family Member, Friend or Someone You Love: http://amzn.to/1j9cvH4
Watch more How to Understand Alcoholism videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/517388-Does-Drinking-Too-Much-Raise-Tolerance-Alcoholism
A frequent question is whether drinking too much will raise your tolerance to alcohol. It depends on what kinds of drinking you do.
When people drink too much every once in a while or another way of saying that is binge drinking, that won’t necessarily change one’s tolerance. What changes one’s tolerance is drinking excessive amounts over a long period of time. So if you’re drinking episodically, if every once in a while you over drink, no, your tolerance is going to remain largely the same. If other things remain the same, like your body weight, etc. However, over time if people drink excessively and frequently, yes, their tolerance will change, and they’ll need more alcohol to get the same effect.
Having said that, also people’s tolerance naturally changes with age and with the changes that go along with aging. So people have to really aware of their tolerance level all through their life span.