Posted on May 01, 2006 | Comments 0
Alcohol abuse is overvalued, while drug abuse is undervalued. The DSM manual suggests that substance abuse there are differences in the definition of alcohol and drug use. To confuse matters worse the law has its own version of who is an alcoholic or drug addict.
Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction
Some of the symptoms that help professionals determine if alcohol and drugs are a problem include, excessive drinking/drugging, shaking of the hands, withdrawal symptoms, problems with the law, and so forth.
When is a Person Called Alcoholic?
As per some philosophers if a person drinks more than six-pack weeks then he or she is an alcoholic. The reality is, most of the people nagging or evaluating alcohol and drugs has a problem them self or has gotten help someone in their lifetime to treat their own problems.
If a person drinks everyday of the week and relies on alcohol, then you are probably dealing with an alcoholic. There are philosophers who claim if a person needs a drink at breakfast, that he or she is an alcoholic.
Therefore, as you can see addictions, dependant alcoholics, and other types of alcoholics and drug addicts may alter. First of all, any chemical that causes harm is a possible danger to a person.
In other words if you start out drinking when you are fourteen and continue through your lifetime without any trouble caused by alcohol, or else landing you a spot in jail, then you are probably not an alcoholic according to few.
According to the system, the reality is that individuals who are drinking and driving and caught by the police are alcoholics although the level of alcohol in the blood plays a role in the determination.
The truth is the law sometimes over exaggerates and the system is out to make all the money they can, so we all might be alcoholics by the time they are done with us.
Alcoholism and drug addictions are complex, in the sense there are too many misconstrued inputs and often the label is placed on individuals according to culture and history.
If you parents drank alcohol then the system sometimes will claim you as an alcoholic. The fact is, Jesus drink wine in moderation, so drinking in moderation is not a bad thing.
Problems of Alcoholic and Drug Addiction
When the person has difficulty putting down the bottle and/or increases their intake as well as combining drugs with the alcohol to get an affect they was had then problem becomes really a big problem.
If someone steal or lie to get alcohol or drugs then you know they have a real problem. However, most alcoholics and drug addicts have bigger problems than addictions and this is often ignored.
For example, people with mental illnesses in order to find relief of their symptoms, they often resort to alcohol and/or drugs. Now if a professional is treating this person for his or her diagnoses and progress is moving along the person often feels healthy and the alcohol and drugs are out the door.
In my studies and opinions, I do not agree with alcoholism and drug addictions if the person is able to stop once the mental illness is treated. This means that the person was suffering and the substances were a mechanism to help them cope.
On the other hand, I think you had better get out the chair and start talking â€˜one day at a timeâ€™, if the person is treated for mental illnesses and his or her drug and alcohol habits continue.
Alcohol was once known as the â€œDevils Drink.â€ The White men are the originator of the source, and since itâ€™s beginning it has caused serious complications, including death, abuse, and other related crimes.
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