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Alcohol Dependence and Abuse

Alcohol abuse is one of the most popular addictions in the UK. The social approval of drinking may frequently result to denial - and, when isn't treated, serious complications.


Understanding Alcohol

Alcohol is legal and it is often referred to as 'Dutch Courage' as it reduces inhibitions and anxiety. There are many side effects including lack of coordination, slurred speech and vomiting.


A person isn't considered an alcoholic just because they take alcohol but if the alcohol is having a negative impact on a person's life regularly, they are said to have an alcohol use problem. Alcohol is taken as a drink and can be found in many forms such as beer, wine and spirits.


Beer Dependence And Abuse

Usually made from barley, water, yeast and hops, beer is an alcoholic drink. The alcohol content by volume (ABV) in beer is lower than that found in wine or hard Alcohol.


The most commonly taken beers usually have an alcohol content by volume of 4-6 percent while others can be as low as 2 percent or as high as 12 percent. The alcohol driving limit is different for each person but on average it can be anything from 2 - 3 beers.

Britain's drink beer during many social activities. Events which are held in college campuses, any sports events, or any professional dinner drinking alcohol is the norm.

The rise of small independent brewers has promoted beer drinking as the in thing especially with the home brewers coming up with new flavors and tastes all the time. Some of the craft beers being brewed do have one major problem and that is that they have a higher alcohol content than the average draft with some going as high as 12 percent.

Those who consume craft beer in their social lives, are suspect to have alcohol disorder. When you feel like drinking when no one else is drinking or when you are bored or uncomfortable, this may be a sign that you are developing a drinking problem. Seek help today for your beer addiction.


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Wine Addiction And Abuse

Fermented grapes and other fruits are the primary source of wine. It has many flavors and typically it is white and red in color.


Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel are some of red wines and Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Moscato are some of white wines. The type of grapes used will determine the variety.

It has more intense quantity of alcohol as compared to beer. A 5 oz measure of wine is equal to a 12 oz pour of beer. Wine is often drunk on it's own but is popular to drink with food and depending on the food will depend on the colour of wine to drink. Since wine is considered a class or status drink, it is not easy to tell when someone is becoming dependent on it.

As being 64% of wine drinkers in the UK, women are frequently the main audience in advertising campaigns to promote wine. Due to these stats it may be said that women are more prone to abuse of wine than men. This is not to say that both men and women can't become addicted to drinking wine. When you or someone you love has been ingesting wine more often than expected or making use of it to avoid anxiety or depressive sensations, it may mean a deeper problem at play. Seek help to combat wine dependency.


Alcohol Addiction And Abuse

Alcohol is the overall name for hard alcoholic drinks or spirits, such as tequila, vodka, gin, rum and whiskey. As having a higher ABV than beer or wine, spirits are frequently combined with sodas, juices or water. A standard single measure of spirit is 25ml. A shot is when a shot glass is filled with a spirit and consumed neat. Carbonation accelerates the digestion of alcohol into the bloodstream, so drinking Alcohol combined with soda may provoke a faster intoxication. The inferior liquid volume of shots make them simple to drink, resulting in a higher chance of abuse and following drunkenness.

Usual drinkers can correlate different alcohols with different feelings of drunkenness. It has been proved through Science that it doesn't matter what type of drink you may have, the alcohol create same effect is everyone. Yet, the environment in which people intake alcoholic drinks may influence the people's sensitivity towards drunkenness. Drinking a glass of wine at home with dinner could have the effect of comfort and contentment while drinking a few Tequila shots in a buzzing nightclub will have a different type of feeling.

Some people who have severe alcohol problems feel they can't start the day without a Vodka or end the day with a glass of Whiskey. Regardless of the type of alcohol one likes, all types of alcohol have the potential to produce addiction. Get support for a alcohol addiction today.


Comprehending Binge Drinking

Men who drink more than five alcoholic drinks in a two-hour period, and women who drink more than four are classified as binge drinkers; they are considered risk drinkers. A person who binge drinks only on occasion may be able to stop themselves. A person who is addicted to alcohol may not be able to stop without assistance from someone else even if they want to. In some circumstances, extended binge drinking may result in alcoholism.


Instant Impacts Of Alcohol

Mental and body processes are slowed down by alcohol since it's a CNS depressant. With the initial drink of beverage, people might notice a reduction in sensations of nervousness or stress. The reason alcohol is also known as a social lubricant is that shy users suddenly develop boldness to socialize and often will not mind what others think about them.

The legality of drinking alcohol and its availability has made it the line thin in determining when one is drinking it within acceptable limits and when one is abusing it. If alcohol use causes negative consequences, then it is considered alcohol abuse. These are some harmful effects of Alcohol:

  • Physical harm or sickness
  • Misunderstandings
  • Complications in the job
  • Money problems

It turns into addiction when the usage increases.


Addicted To Alcohol

Being addicted to alcohol or alcoholism results in the uncontrollable need to take alcohol and the failure to quit drinking even when faced with danger to themselves or others. An alcoholic addict will display the following; over-drinking, failing to control or stop drinking, always needing more than before to get drunk, going through withdrawal symptoms when they miss a drink, neglecting responsibilities so they can drink, and spending money intended for other purposes on alcohol. Find out if you're drinking might be a problem with help of our quiz.


High-Functioning Alcoholics

High-Functioning Alcoholics are a different class in alcoholism. The ones who are high-functioning alcohol addicts are able to keep their addiction from disturbing their professional and particular lives.


A New York Times article supposed that about half of all alcohol addicts are high-functioning alcoholics. Attorneys, professors, and medical professionals form the bigger part of this group.


High-functioning alcoholics barely identify they have an issue once they deal with serious alcohol-related situations. The risk of high-functioning alcoholism is that it may carry on for an extended period without the individual admitting they have an issue.


Alcohol And Different Drugs

In today's world, it is normal to see alcohol being taken in combination with other drugs. When alcohol is mixed with drugs such as Benzodiazepines or certain pain killers, this can be quite dangerous since all these drugs are CNS suppressants. When alcohol is mix with other substances it can become poisonous.


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Get Help For Alcohol Dependency

Recovery does not have to be faced alone. It is a challenging task to try and stop taking alcohol on your own. You can get the help you need from many specialists and support groups. A rehabilitation that focuses on treating alcohol addiction can greatly improve your odds of recovery. Call one of our helpful staff on 0800 246 1509 today.