Alcoholism and Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction/dependence is an illness that requires treatment. Alcoholics will continue to drink despite of the recurrent problems it causes them and their family members.

Alcohol impacts a person’s perceptions, mood and motor skills. Alcohol may be legal and readily available but its effects are just as damaging as illegal drugs. Alcohol is a DRUG in liquid form. If alcohol had been invented today, it would have been made illegal! Those who are dependent upon alcohol experience:

  • a craving for alcohol;
  • a loss of control over their drinking;
  • the need to prioritise alcohol ahead of important social, occupational, and family related activities;
  • an increased tolerance causing the need to drink more to achieve the same effect;
  • withdrawal symptoms (nausea, sweating, shakiness, anxiety) when not drinking.

Abuse of alcohol destroys families and leads to serious chronic health problems such as:

  • cirrhosis of the liver;
  • brain damage;
  • pancreatitis;
  • cancer;
  • cardiovascular disease.

If you or someone you care about has a problem – or even if you’re not sure – please contact me on 07999 456 777 for confidential help and advice. It could be the best decision you ever make.