Posted on May 07, 2006 | Comments 0
Alcohol addictions are not a new topic. Some people enjoy a social drink during evenings to relax, while others drink socially, which leads to drunk. The consequences are sometimes grave, especially for those that form a habit.
Alcohol addiction is a major cause for the unnatural deaths. Addictions to alcohol can cause the liver to fail, heart attacks to occur, brain damage, as well as deaths resulting from drunk driving.
Alcohol is a sedative or hypnotic drug that leads to depression, since it targets the Central Nervous System-CNS, suppressing the nerves. Ongoing intake of alcohol excessively leads to addiction, which is difficult to resolve.
Consequences of Alcoholism
Alcoholism is in actuality an intricate invariable psychological disorder joined with nutritional disorders and allied with excessively and characteristically obsessive drinking; i.e. mental illness is behind the problem, since damage to nerves causesâ€™ neurotic, resulting to excessive drinking.
Alcohol addictions can destroy family and social relationships, as well as breeding grounds for assorted evils; i.e. alcoholism can lead to arrest, death, etc. Alcohol addictions makes room for the maximum odds, giving off images of living on fringes, I.e. job loss, homelessness, etc and moves obstacles of reality out of the way.
A person regularly consuming alcohol forms a habit. The habit leads to cravings, which the person will increase the amount of alcohol consumed over passing time, since less consumed amounts does not provide the high it once did. This is an increase of tolerance, thus addiction starts.
Behavior of an Alcohol Addict
Once a person is influenced with and drinking heavily, the alcohol begins to work according and the person loses control of his actions, since the alcohol takes over the personâ€™s senses. This can cause slurring of speech, blurred vision, etc. Over consumption of alcohol leads to partial or thorough loss of coordination, which affects the balance?
Alcoholics have difficulty standing once the balance is affected, i.e. the person has difficulty standing or walking without staggering or falling. The impaired vision at this point will lack judgment, thus the person has difficulty making wise decisions.
Addictions can cause a person to loss sleep, thus restlessness sits in due to the changes in biological functions. Slow Reaction Time is the process that leads problems, since capability of a personâ€™s mind to respond to immediate emergencies, decreases. This is the root of alcoholism evils, since accidents occur while driving a motor vehicle. The person has less control, thus thrashing into others sometimes result from this behavior.
Alcohol causes depression. This leads the person to feeling helpless, as well as experiencing mood swings. This is a withdrawal of alcohol when alcohol is not in the system, thus to resolve the problem, more alcohol is consumed. Alcoholics avoid socializing, and learn to accept loneliness. This is the hiding phase. In other words, the person does not want others to see his/her problem. Furthermore, alcoholics often endure blackouts, which most times they do not remember unless someone points out the blackouts.
Low doses of alcohol can relax the nerves, which open up communication, yet once a person starts drinking, he/she finds it difficult to control the consumption. Alcoholics defined, has difficulty, since when drinking it is hard to stop, or else the person endures withdrawal symptoms that lead him/her to drink. Alcoholics will drink in the early mornings, afternoons, and evenings, yet most will start early passing out before evening arrives. Alcoholism is a dependency to alcohol.
Symptoms Of Addiction
Addictions can confirm various symptoms, i.e. the addiction develops a strong sense of compulsion to drink. The person becomes compulsive which enforces the impulses, leading the person to cravings that cause him/her to relieve withdrawal symptoms through alcohol.
Alcohol addictions shorten a life, while damaging vital parts of the body. Alcohol is a slow poisoning process that targets the liver and kidneys, or effecting the heart. Addictions to alcohol are a complicated, incurable disease according to most, but strong will to stop and support can lead a person to stop. The Twelve-Step Program known as AA and/or NA can help you get a start on stopping alcohol, fighting your addiction.
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