This condition is more frequent than you think. Alcohol is the most highly abused drug in the U.S. Men are more affected than women, one of the theories explains that men find drinking more pleasurable because of the higher release of dopamine in their brain. It is connected to genetics. If you have a history of alcohol abuse or addiction in your family, then you are at risk of developing this condition. Withdrawal symptoms can be fatal. Alcoholism needs to be treated with care, and severe symptoms such as high fever and tremors need to be addressed immediately. Otherwise, it can end up with casualties.