Alcohol abuse can be devastating to one's health and relationships. Someone who abuses alcohol may not be physically addicted. It could even be someone who drinks once a week. Someone abusing alcohol in a relationship may be impulsive, violent, get angry upon confrontation of their drinking, and could engage in self-destructive behaviors leaving the other person feeling helpless. It is important to seek a professional help during these circumstances and very important if someone is being physically abused in a relationship to seek help.