Alcoholism is a serious health problem, and can have a major impact on a person's life. Alcoholics often worry about the consequences of their drinking, such as the physical and psychological effects, the financial costs, and the strain it puts on their relationships. They may also worry about their ability to remain abstinent and cope with life without alcohol. Additionally, they may fear the judgment of others, or feel guilt and shame over their drinking. Understanding and addressing these worries is an essential part of the recovery process.