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Abuse And Addiction Of Alcohol

Alcohol abuse is one of the most popular addictions in the UK. There are severe problems that can be caused by alcoholism and since taking alcohol is accepted socially, many people tend to be in denial about their addiction.


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. There are many side effects including lack of coordination, slurred speech and vomiting.


Many people drink alcohol, and they are not considered addicts, those who fall under the category of abusers are those whose life has been changed negatively since they started taking alcohol. Frequently, alcohol is ingested as a drink in a range of forms, such as beer, wine and hard Alcohol.


Beer Addiction And Abuse

As an alcoholic drink, beer is mostly made from water, barley, hops and yeast. Beer has a lower alcohol content compare to wine and hard Alcohol.


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. To be within the legal drinking limit but not be allowed to drive, 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 making of beer has been so trendy now a days, with many new exotic flavors and taste like microbreweries and home brewers and attract the people to have it. The high amount of alcohol is the worst side effect of the craft beer revolution as the amount of alcohol is 11 or 12 percent which is much greater than amount present in common domestic draft.

Those who consume craft beer in their social lives, are suspect to have alcohol disorder. Someone in trouble with beer consumption will show the following signs: they will be drinking long after everyone else at a function and also seek to drink each time they face a challenging or uncomfortable situation. Seek help today for your beer addiction.


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Dependency And Abuse Of Wine

Wine is an alcoholic drink made from fermented grapes. Wine comes in various flavors and is usually either red or white.


Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel are some of red wines and Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Moscato are some of white wines. The different varieties are based on the grapes used.

Wine has more alcohol in a given quantity compared to beer. 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. As wine is considered a stylish beverage and therefore, more difficult to spot if someone is abusing it.

In UK, women are the 64 percent wine user and they also focused on gathering people and promote wine. Due to these stats it may be said that women are more prone to abuse of wine than men. Although women are more susceptible to a use disorder, either gender may develop issues with wine. Should you find, you are drinking more wine than normal, or know someone who is, especially when facing some stressful situations or feeling weak, there could be an underlying problem that is the cause. 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. Spirits are often mixed with soda, juices and water and has more ABV than wine or beer. A standard single measure of spirit is 25ml. A shot is when a shot glass is filled with a spirit and consumed neat. Spirits that have a carbonated mixer will be absorbed into the bloodstream faster and therefore the drinker will become intoxicated more quickly. The inferior liquid volume of shots make them simple to drink, resulting in a higher chance of abuse and following drunkenness.

Many drinkers state that they feel different effects of intoxication when they consume different alcoholic drinks. 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. The drinker's perception may however be affected by the setting in which they are consuming the alcohol. 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.

A person who feels like they can't start or finish their day without a particular drink is likely to be suffering from serious alcohol use disorder. Despite the kind of alcohol ingested, alcohol of any type has severe addiction potential. 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. Someone who only binges drinks once in awhile may be in control and can stop with no problem. A person who is addicted to alcohol may not be able to stop without assistance from someone else even if they want to. An excessive binge drinking may lead to alcoholism.


Instant Impacts Of Alcohol

Alcohol reduces the mental and bodily process because it is central nervous system (CNS) opiate. With the first sip of alcohol the user may feel a decrease in stress and anxiety. It is frequently showed off as a social lubricant, which means that drinkers are more probable to feel determination in meeting someone new and not so worried about they are observed by others.

It's not easy to differentiate casual use and abuse of alcohol since it is a widely accepted legal drug in society. If alcohol use causes negative consequences, then it is considered alcohol abuse. Some negative consequences of alcohol include:

  • Physical harm or sickness
  • Causing relationship problems
  • Work problems
  • Financial problems

If the abuse gets more often, it may increase into addiction.


Addiction To 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. Evidences of an addiction to alcohol are generally drinking more than expected, wishing to quit drinking, however being incapable to have a resistance to alcohol, feeling withdrawal side effects once is stopping, allowing individual and professional obligations struggle in advantage of drinking and wasting an enormous time trying to get and drink alcohol. To find out if you may have a drinking problem, try taking our quiz.


High-Functioning Alcoholics

High-Functioning Alcoholics are a different class in alcoholism. 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. Some of the public that make a big part of these people are lawyers, professors and doctors.


A high-functioning alcoholic may not notice they are addicted till they encounter a problem traceable to alcohol. The problem can be that this type of alcoholic can continue drinking in the same way for many years without realising they have a problem.


The Mix Of Alcohol With Other Drugs

Mixing of alcohol with other drugs is very common nowadays since alcohol is a common part of our everyday lives. 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

Find Help For Alcohol Addiction Now

There are people to help you through the process you are not alone. A lot of people that combat alcohol addiction find it hard or impossible to stop drinking by themselves. Help is available in the form of support groups that are designed for that purpose. A rehabilitation that focuses on treating alcohol addiction can greatly improve your odds of recovery. Contact one now on 0800 246 1509.