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Abuse And Addiction Of Alcohol

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 affects the body by depressing the brain sensory nerves that make one anxious and shy; though legal, alcohol is among the controlled substances. In addition, it has a wide range of effects from lack of coordination to slurred 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. The alcoholic drink may be in the form of beer, wine or hard Alcohol.


Dependency On Beer

As an alcoholic drink, beer is mostly made from water, barley, hops and yeast. Beer has a least alcohol content by volume (AVC), as compared to hard Alcohol or wine.


The ABV of beer ranges between 2 and 12 percent; the most common types of beer including Budweiser, Coors, Light, Miller, Lite, Corona, Busch all have an ABV between 4 and 6 percent. To exceed the legal driving limit, it usually takes most people 2 to 3 beers.

In the British culture, beer accepted as an integral part of the 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. Get help for beer compulsion now.


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Dependency And Abuse Of Wine

Wine is made up of fermented grapes and many fruits like pomegranates or berries. The basic wine is either red or white but may each may have a variety of flavors.


Well known white wines include Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Moscato while red wines include Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet. The different varieties are based on the grapes used.

Wine usually contains more alcohol concentration form than beer. 5 oz. of wine has the same alcohol content as 12 oz. of beer. Mostly wine is consumed at parties and with gourmet cheese and wafer pairings. It's not easy to tell if someone has a wine use problem since wine is usually seen as a classy drink.

Wine adverts tend to target women and in the UK, 64 percent of wine drinkers are women. This means that there are more women with wine use disorder in the UK. 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. Get support for a wine addiction.


Alcohol Abuse And Dependency

Alcoholic beverages such as whiskey, gin, vodka and rum are also known as spirits. Spirits are often mixed with soda, juices and water and has more ABV than wine or beer. A spirit measure is 25 ml on average. When Alcohol is consumed neat or as a shot, it's not mixed with other drinks. 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.

Those who have been drinking for long can pinpoint exactly what each type of drink makes them feel. 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. When someone has a wine with dinner they report to have a feeling of tiredness and happiness, while consuming tequila at a high-energy party produces different kinds of feeling of drunkenness.

Alcohol has a severe impacts on regular drinkers that they can't think to begin their day without a sip of alcohol or end up their day without a sip of vodka. Regardless of the type of alcohol one likes, all types of alcohol have the potential to produce addiction. Get help for an alcohol compulsion now.


Defining Binge Drinking

Binge drinking involves consuming large amounts of alcohol in a short time period i.e. five or more for men and four or more for women within two hours. A non addicted binge drinker may be able to stop drinking on their own. A person who is addicted to alcohol may not be able to stop without assistance from someone else even if they want to. Repeated binging over a long time may become an alcohol dependency.


Short Term Effects Of Alcohol

Alcohol as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant, it suppresses mental and bodily processes. Just one drink of alcohol may make the user feel the nervousness and the despair Alcohol can make a person feel more sociable and have more confidence in meeting new people for the first time.

It is difficult to identify between the normal use and abuse because the alcohol is not illegal and is broadly consumed in UK society. When alcohol causes harmful actions, its consumption has then become abuse. Adverse Results of alcohol abuse:

  • Illness and physical harm
  • Stressful relationships
  • Work problems
  • Financial problems

If one continues to abuse alcohol, they soon develop a dependency.


Alcohol Dependency

If someone has a desire for alcohol or just can't stop drinking even it creates harmful personal or social effects. 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. To find out if you may have a drinking problem, try taking our quiz.


High-Functioning Alcoholics

There is a type of alcoholic known as a High-Functioning Alcoholic. A person who is able to work or continue with their personal life and work without them being affected by their drinking problem is called a high-functioning alcoholic.


Many alcoholics are high-functioning alcoholics as reported in the New York Times article. Many top professionals including doctors and lawyers make up this number.


When a person confront serious Alcohol related results, than they find it is because of high-functioning alcoholism. A high-functioning alcoholic can live with the problem for a long time without realizing they are alcoholics.


Alcohol And Different Drugs

Alcohol is acceptable in our culture and can therefore often be abused along side other drugs. Since it is a CNS depressant, alcohol has a severe danger once it is combined with other drugs of the same group like Benzodiazepines and a few painkillers. Alcohol alone can be dangerous, however when it's mixed with other elements it may prove deadly.


Statistics Of Alcohol Abuse And Addiction

Get Treatment For Alcohol Addiction Today

There are people to help you through the process you are not alone. It is a challenging task to try and stop taking alcohol on your own. Help is available in the form of support groups that are designed for that purpose. Contact a treatment centre and get help from their dedicated staff. Call one of our helpful staff on 0800 246 1509 today.