Alcoholism is a compulsive need or craving for an intoxicating liquid like beer,wine and other liquors. Alcohol Addiction can be detected when a person craves for Alcohol and cannot control his drinking.They show withdrawal symptoms like nausea,excessive sweating,shaking or anxiety with the cessation of Alcohol.If there is a need to drink greater amounts of Alcohol in order to feel high, the person is Alcoholic.The craving for Alcohol in the Alcohol addicts is so great that it suppresses their ability and will to stop drinking.They need the strength of the family and relative’s unconditional love and assistance along with the treatment to rebuild their lives.
Causes and effects:
* Traumatic experiences in life
* Environment in which they are brought up
* Culture,friend circle,peer pressure,lifestyle.
Alcoholism can be physically and mentally destructive.It leads to emotional imbalance,lack of discrimination,voilence like murders,suicides,crimes etc. Alcohol Addiction leads to diseases like heart disease,diseases of liver,diseases of brain,pancriatic disorders,skin disorders,weaken the bones and muscles,damage sexual function,slow circulation,high blood pressure,Cancers of mouth,esophagus and stomach,malfunction of the central nervous system.Alcoholism along with smoking leads to more fatal diseases.
Since the Alcohol is broken down in the Liver, if the intake of Alcohol is more disorders and malfunction of the Liver takes place.As the Liver has the fixed rate of breaking down the Alcohol overdose of Alcohol leads to malfunction.The liver damage occurs in three stages:
* Enlargement of the Liver because of the penetration of the fatty tissue.
* Hepatitis where by the liver cells inflame and eventually die.
* Cirrhosis in which fibrous scar tissues are formed hindering the flow of blood through the Liver.
How to deal with Alcoholism:
* Intent to stop the Alcohol Addiction
* Try to recognize the root cause of your being Alcoholic
* Seeking counseling to aid the healing
* Be open to take help and assistance of friends and relatives.