Alcohol dependency is a stage in alcoholism you reach when you drink excessively, an in individual becomes physically and psychologically dependent on alcohol.
Alcohol dependency is the most serious stage of alcoholism, it gives the individual the burning desire that they must drink in order to feel "normal", the feelings are often uncontrollable, and extremely strong.
Alcohol plays a major part in an individuals day to day life, the individual has unknowingly rises their tolerance levels, and find themselves having to have a drink, to just function.
The individual willfeel extreme withdrawal symtems if they don't drink.
There are many degres of alcoholism,and they don't always involve exsessive drinking.
If you find yourself feeling the need to share a bottle of wine with your partner, making any excuse to have a drink, or the need to go to the pub after work for a couple of pints, to unwind, then you may have an issue that needs addressing.