Alcohol is a social aspect in the lives of many individuals residing in Massachusetts. However, there are those that cannot drink in moderation. For those individuals who struggle with alcohol abuse there are several issues that can arise from their problematic drinking habits. When alcohol has become a problem in an individual’s life, it can affect their family life and impact their careers or education. Alcohol abuse can lead to a physical dependency to alcohol. When this occurs the individual needs to consume alcohol just to function or run the risk of becoming ill and facing debilitating effects of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Alcoholism causes societal impacts and serious implications for the alcohol addicted individual’s health and wellbeing. Risk of serious accident from operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, attendance issues at work, loss of productivity at work, anger at the home, and the possibility of abuse are only some of the serious impacts that alcoholism can incur for residents of Massachusetts.