Alcohol Rehab Center in Florida | What Does Alcohol Do to Your Liver

Last Updated: Aug 19th 2022

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

We all know excessive alcohol is bad for our health and liver, but do we really know the details? Have you ever been curious what alcohol is really doing to your liver? The truth is, your liver is a large organ that can cope with drinking a small amount of alcohol. However, the liver can only handle so much. When an excessive amount of alcohol reaches your liver, toxic enzymes are produced. Also, alcohol dehydrates you, which causes the liver to have to find water from other parts of the body. Below are just a few ways alcohol harms your liver. If you find yourself abusing alcohol, contact our Alcohol rehab center in Florida today.

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Fatty Liver

When you drink more than your liver can handle, inflammation and fatty liver disease develop. Other factors can cause fatty liver disease, like an unhealthy diet. However, heavy drinking is still the main culprit of fatty liver disease.

Alcoholic Hepatitis

Alcoholic hepatitis is caused by inflammation of the liver, due to long-term excessive drinking. This disease will cause the liver to be swollen and tender. If you continue to drink while diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis, it can lead to a more serious liver disease called Cirrhosis.


Cirrhosis is when liver cells are damaged and replaced with scar tissue, this is due to inflammation. This inflammation can be caused by, viral hepatitis, and an unsafe amount of alcohol.

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Do you suffer from alcohol addiction? Addiction no longer has to control you. With treatment and a solid relapse prevention plan, you can overcome any substance abuse pattern. Contact 1st Step Behavioral Health in Pompano Beach, Florida today. We’ll help you maintain the lifestyle you’ve always wanted.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky, MSW, LCSW

Brittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is the Assistant Clinical Director at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.