Alcoholism and binge drinking can both cause liver disease. The liver is one of the main organs that processes what people eat and drink each day. When they drink too much alcohol, the liver can become damaged, and liver disease can occur.
Alcoholism and binge drinking may cause alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic hepatitis or alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. All three diseases affect the way the liver can process foods and drinks, and all three can vary in severity. These liver diseases all may progress over time, and they can be aggravated even more by heavy drinking. For this reason, its crucial that patients with any of these liver diseases stop drinking alcohol immediately.