What Is Alcoholism?

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Alcoholism is an illness that effects a lot of people everywhere. It cause stress on your family, employment and many other relationships you mat have. The physical affects it has on your body are many such as your heart, liver and brain. Alcohol is a drug which many people don’t believe. When detoxing from alcohol you may have tremors, fever, and very bad mood swings.

What is an Alcoholic? An alcoholic have a physical desire to use alcohol beyond what they can handle. These people drink until they can’t drink anymore which in turn it controls them………

…..Even though there is no unique definition for it, it does exist

…..They have compulsions to do things that they would never do sober

……This becomes a mental obsession to where the mind tells them they must have alcohol.

Definition Of An Alcoholic……….

An alcoholic is a person with an illness. This illness is long-term and chronic. They are obsessed with alcohol and can not control it.

Alcohol Abuse……the person does not show signs of alcoholism

Moderate Consumption…….They will not cause psychological nor physical harm to others.

Alcoholism in the United States…….

………15% are problem drinkers

………5%-10% are male while 3%-5% are female

These people can be diagnosed as alcohol dependent.

Understanding Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse…..

……..there are many factors

………Genetics is one. If it runs in your family you may have a greater desire to drink

………How you were raised

……social environment

………emotional health/mental health such as anxiety, depression, or bi-polar are more at risk. Some of these people even drink to self medicate and are at a higher risk.

Do you have a drinking problem

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse……..

…….neglecting responsibilities

……..drinking while in situations that can be physically dangerous

………repeated legal problems…..being arrested many times

………problems in relationships

……..drinking as a way of relaxing or de-stressing

Here are 5 Myths you may hear from an alcoholic…….

……I can stop drinking

…..My drinking only hurts me….no folks it hurts everyone around you

…….I have a job so I am not an alcoholic

……..drinking is not a “real” addiction like drug use

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/157163.php

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/addiction/alcoholism-and-alcohol-abuse.htm

I am here to tell you alcohol is most certainly a drug and a very harmful one. It is legal to buy alcohol if you are of age. There are some people who buy it for underaged minors and get in trouble. Don’t be that person.

I recently asked a person close to me why do they drink so early in the morning when others drink coffee and the response was because my body is use to the Hops so I need it. I guess one excuse for an alcoholic is as good as the next. You can bet the alcoholic has more excuses than any other person. I have heard many of them myself but until that person comes to terms that they have a problem then there is nothing you or anyone else can do.

Judi Giramonti

 

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