Sometimes alcohol use can cause negative physical, social, and emotional problems.  This NIAAA web page gives more information about the dangers of alcohol use:

Many people who want to stop drinking find it difficult to stop without help, and stopping regular alcohol use “cold-turkey” may also result in serious health problems.  For both reasons, it is important to get professional help when stopping regular alcohol use. Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is a means of helping people stop alcohol and other drugs through a combination of medication and other forms support. For more information about medication assisted treatment for alcohol use, click this link: