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Abuse And Addiction of Alcohol

The highest number of addicts in the UK are addicted to alcohol. Alcohol is a socially accepted drink, and most deny they are abusing it, over time the results can be devastating.


Alcohol

Alcohol is a substance that lowers inhibitions and anxiety and is a controlled substance. Some of the ways alcohol affect the users are a loss of balance and indistinct speech.


It's not because you drink that means you are an alcoholic, however if your life is being affected in a negative way by alcohol on a regular basis, it is seen as an alcohol use disorder. It has been used in many types of drinks like beer, Alcohol and wine.


Dependency On Beer

As an alcoholic drink, beer is mostly made from water, barley, hops and yeast. Beer usually has the lowest alcohol volume of all the alcohol variants.


Normally these beers are consumed (Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Corona, Busch, etc), it ranges from 2 to 12 percent but now decreases from 4 to 6 percent. The alcohol driving limit is different for each person but on average it can be anything from 2 - 3 beers.

Beer has become equivalent with some activities in British lifestyle. Events which are held in college campuses, any sports events, or any professional dinner drinking alcohol is the norm.

Many people have taken to brewing their own beer at home and in microbreweries as craft beer has steadily risen in popularity bringing in new flavors. The disadvantage of the craft beer industry is that their version of beer has almost always had a higher amount of alcohol sometimes 11 to 12 percent higher than the regular beer.

Anyone who drinks beer whether only at social gatherings or only those who take only craft beer is at risk of becoming an alcoholic addict. 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. If you have addiction to beer, seek assistance today.


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Dependency On Wine

Wine is originated from fermented grapes or other types of fruits like pomegranates or berries. 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.

In comparison to beer, wine has more alcohol volume. A typical measure of wine (5 oz.) is similar to 12 oz. of beer. Frequently, wine is mostly drank during parties or in company with gourmet cheese and crackers. It's not easy to tell if someone has a wine use problem since wine is usually seen as a classy drink.

64 percent of those drinking wine in the UK are women and wine companies craft their adverts towards women to woo them to drink more. 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.


Reliance On Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages such as whiskey, gin, vodka and rum are also known as spirits. Sports have a higher alcohol content than wine or beer and are often mixed with soft drinks, water or juice. A spirit measure is 25 ml on average. When it isn't combined with other drinks, alcohol is ingested as a shot or "neat." Mixing alcohol with soda can result in faster intoxication since carbonation increases the rate at which alcohol is absorbed in the blood. The lesser number of fluid content in a shot makes it easier for intake that causes increase risk of misuse and successive drunkenness.

A lot of veteran drinkers combine different drinks with particular sensations of intoxication. Science has still to demonstrate this, with researches showing that alcohol generates equal symptoms in everybody, despite the kind of beverage being ingested. In a social background in which an alcoholic drink is ingested might affect the drinker's consciousness of their own intoxication. Doing shots of tequila at a party that is highly charged can have a wide variety of effects while a person who's just having their wine at dinner will likely feel happy or tired.

Some alcohol dependents cannot get out of bed without first taking a shot of vodka while others cannot sleep without a glass of whiskey. Any type of alcohol drinking has intense reactions. Get help for an alcohol compulsion now.


Understanding Binge Drinking

Binge drinkers are those men or women who drink five or more alcoholic drinks in a two hour period. A non addicted binge drinker may be able to stop drinking on their own. It may be that a person addicted to alcohol may want to stop drinking but they are unable to do it without serious help. In some circumstances, extended binge drinking may result in alcoholism.


The Results Of Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol reduces the mental and bodily process because it is central nervous system (CNS) opiate. From the very first alcoholic drink consumption the drinker may have a sense of calm as feelings of stress start to disappear. 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.

Alcohol is legal and accepted as a social pastime so it can be difficult to see the difference between casual use and addiction. The negative consequences of alcohol usage is what makes it abuse. Some negative consequences of alcohol include:

  • Illness and physical harm
  • Stressful relationships
  • Having problems at work
  • Money difficulties

Addiction abuse becomes addiction when it escalates in frequency.


Dependency On Alcohol

Alcohol addiction, also called as alcoholism, is notable by a strong desire for alcohol and the failure to quit drinking - even if it results in severe individual or social harm. Desire to quit drinking but unable to do so, become tolerant to alcohol, drinking more than you think, experiencing the withdrawal signs when not drinking, overlooking and forgetting the responsibilities at home or work and wasting time in search of alcohol and drinking are the main symptoms of alcohol obsession. Take our quiz to discover if your drinking habits are an issue.


High-Functioning Alcoholics

High-functioning alcoholism is a specific type of alcoholism. High-Functioning Alcoholics are people who can keep the problem from interfering with their job and their personal life.


It is estimated that nearly half of alcoholics are High-Functioning Alcoholics. Many high functioning alcoholics are lawyers, professors and doctors.


When a person confront serious Alcohol related results, than they find it is because of high-functioning alcoholism. The risk of high-functioning alcoholism is that it may carry on for an extended period without the individual admitting they have an issue.


Mixing Alcohol And Other 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. It can be quite deadly to mix alcohol with other drugs even though it is important to note that alcohol is still dangerous on its own.


Alcohol Abuse And Addiction In Numbers

Get Assistance For Alcoholism Today

You are not alone in the treatment process. A lot of people that combat alcohol addiction find it hard or impossible to stop drinking by themselves. You can get the help you need from many specialists and support groups. To have a better than average chance of attaining sobriety, enlist the help of a rehab facility Call one of our helpful staff on 0800 246 1509 today.