Discuss physiological conditions that correlate with alcoholism

Discuss physiological conditions that correlate with alcoholism. How does alcohol affect liver function? A client has been admitted to the inpatient mental health unit, exhibiting withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin addiction. Explain the common symptoms of opiate withdrawal. Which medications may be used to help manage these withdrawal symptoms?
A 35-year-old man has been abusing alcohol for 10 years. He has voluntarily admitted himself for treatment. Discuss educational areas that are important in treating clients with alcohol dependence.