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;
- 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.