Posted by Follow My Eye Friday, 25 November 2011

What Is An Alcoholic? What Is Alcoholism? What Is Alcohol Abuse?

An alcoholic is a person who suffers from alcoholism-the body is dependent on alcohol. An alcoholic is addicted to alcohol. Alcoholism is a chronic (long-term). People who suffer from alcoholism is obsessed with alcohol and cannot verify how much they consume, even if it causes serious problems at home, at work, as well as financially. Alcohol abuse generally refers to people who don't appear in the nature of alcoholism, but there are still problems with it-these people are not so dependent on alcohol, an alcoholic; they are not yet completely lost their control over the information.

What are the symptoms of alcoholism?

The signs of alcoholism, alcohol abuse are very similar and are often only a matter of degree, or intensity.
Usually the last person, be aware that he/she drink a serious problem has is the alcoholic itself – they are in denial. Some signs and symptoms of alcoholism and alcohol abuse include;

•    Drinking alone.
•    Drinking in secret.
•    Not being able to limit how much alcohol is consumed.
•    Blacking out - not being able to remember chunks of time.
•    Having rituals and being irritated/annoyed when these rituals are disturbed or commented on. This could be drinks before/during/after meals, or after work.
•    Dropping hobbies and activities the person used to enjoy; losing interest in them.
•    Feeling an urge to drink.
•    Feeling irritable when drinking times approach. This feeling is more intense if the alcohol is not available, or there appears to be a chance it may not be available.
•    Having stashes of alcohol in unlikely places.
•    Gulping drinks down in order to get drunk and then feel good.
•    Having relationship problems (triggered by drinking).
•    Having problems with the law (caused by drinking).
•    Having work problems (caused by drinking, or drinking as root cause).
•    Having money problems (caused by drinking).
•    Requiring a larger quantity of alcohol to feel its effect.
•    Nausea, sweating, or even shaking when not drinking.

Person who abuses alcohol, perhaps many of these signs and symptoms, but they do not have a withdrawal as makes the drinker, nor the same degree of compulsion to drink.

Alcoholism and De-Addiction:

Alcohol has many romantic associations. The glow of gold and scarlet liquor ads, the fizz in champagne by a victorious athlete, the toast in a match or the feeling of excitement about a secret beer bash adolescents: all make the image feel good alcohol.

Many people, social, or occasionally able to stop after a few drinks and drink. To not interfere with other aspects of their lives. However, some others to drink, things go awry.
We know not sure why some people are more prone to alcohol abuse than others. An alcoholic is not only the man in tatters, knocked flat on the road after a binge. Alcoholism is an age no bar economic status / social status not bar disease.

An alcoholic is someone who’s drinking causes continuing problems in any area of his life (such as family relationships, jobs, financial status or health) and who continues to drink in spite of these problems, because he has developed a physical and psychological dependence to alcohol.


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