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Alcohol Dependence and Abuse

The highest number of addicts in the UK are addicted to alcohol. Alcohol is a socially accepted drink, and most deny they are abusing it, over time the results can be devastating.


What Is Alcohol

Alcohol is legal and it is often referred to as 'Dutch Courage' as it reduces inhibitions and anxiety. Poor coordination and slurred speech are just a few of the many side effects of alcohol.


A person isn't considered an alcoholic just because they take alcohol but if the alcohol is having a negative impact on a person's life regularly, they are said to have an alcohol use problem. Frequently, alcohol is ingested as a drink in a range of forms, such as beer, wine and hard Alcohol.


Dependency On Beer

Beer is a type of an alcoholic drink which contains water, yeast, hops and barley. The alcohol content by volume (ABV) in beer is lower than that found in wine or 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 exceed the legal driving limit, it usually takes most people 2 to 3 beers.

In British culture, beer is considered part and parcel of many activities. Events which are held in college campuses, any sports events, or any professional dinner drinking alcohol is the norm.

The increase of craft beer has made the consumption of beer something more contemporary, with microbreweries and house brewers getting to the limit on the types of brand-new taste can be brought in. The downside of beers brewed by the pub are that they are often higher in alcohol volume.

The ones who drink alcohol while at a social activity or just consume craft beer are also exposed to an alcohol use 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. Get help for beer compulsion now.


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Abuse And Addiction Of Wine

Wine is made up of fermented grapes and many fruits like pomegranates or berries. It has many flavors and typically it is white and red in color.


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. Wine is taken as a compliment during dinner or an accompaniment to gourmet cheese and crackers. It's classed as a "high-class" drink so it may be more difficult to see when someone has an issue.

As being 64% of wine drinkers in the UK, women are frequently the main audience in advertising campaigns to promote wine. This is one of the reasons women are more prone to become wine addicts. Men can also have a problem with wine abuse. It is worth considering if someone you know has been drinking more wine than usual or they have been consuming the drink to get over feelings of depression or anxiety as there could be a problem with drink. If you are seeking help with a wine drinking problem get help today.


Reliance On Alcohol

Hard alcoholic drinks or spirits such as whiskey, vodka, rum, gin and tequila are usually referred to as alcohol. Sports have a higher alcohol content than wine or beer and are often mixed with soft drinks, water or juice. Normal size of spirit is 25ml. When it isn't combined with other drinks, alcohol is ingested as a shot or "neat." Spirits that have a carbonated mixer will be absorbed into the bloodstream faster and therefore the drinker will become intoxicated more quickly. The lesser number of fluid content in a shot makes it easier for intake that causes increase risk of misuse and successive drunkenness.

Those who have been drinking for long can pinpoint exactly what each type of drink makes them feel. It is an ongoing debate which science is yet to settle whether alcohol affects all those who consume it the same way no matter the type of drink they take. Yet, the environment in which people intake alcoholic drinks may influence the people's sensitivity towards drunkenness. Drinking a glass of wine at home with dinner could have the effect of comfort and contentment while drinking a few Tequila shots in a buzzing nightclub will have a different type of feeling.

Some people who have severe alcohol problems feel they can't start the day without a Vodka or end the day with a glass of Whiskey. There is a high potential for addiction regardless of the kind of alcoholic drink being consumed. If you're suffering from alcohol addiction, get help today.


Comprehending Binge Drinking

Men who drink more than five alcoholic drinks in a two-hour period, and women who drink more than four are classified as binge drinkers; they are considered risk drinkers. The occasional binge drinkers might be able to stop drinking by themselves. An addict to alcohol may try to stop but cannot do it without assistance. If binge drinking starts to become more frequent and for longer there is a much greater chance of alcoholism.


Instant Impacts Of Alcohol

Alcohol as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant, it suppresses mental and bodily processes. With the initial drink of beverage, people might notice a reduction in sensations of nervousness or stress. Alcohol can make a person feel more sociable and have more confidence in meeting new people for the first time.

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. Part of the negative complications of alcohol use are:

  • Illness or physical harm
  • Stressful relationships
  • Having problems at work
  • Financial problems

Addiction abuse becomes addiction when it escalates in frequency.


Addicted To Alcohol

If someone has a desire for alcohol or just can't stop drinking even it creates harmful personal or social effects. An alcoholic addict will display the following; over-drinking, failing to control or stop drinking, always needing more than before to get drunk, going through withdrawal symptoms when they miss a drink, neglecting responsibilities so they can drink, and spending money intended for other purposes on alcohol. If you think you have a problem take the quiz.


High-Functioning Alcoholics

High-Functioning Alcoholics are a different class in alcoholism. The high-functioning drinker have the ability to stay the Alcohol abuse from their personal and professional lives.


A New York Times article supposed that about half of all alcohol addicts are high-functioning alcoholics. Attorneys, professors, and medical professionals form the bigger part of this group.


High-Functioning Alcoholics do not often realise they have a problem until they are faced with a serious alcohol related consequences. A person may fail to be aware that they are a high functioning alcoholic for many years and this can be very dangerous.


Mixing Alcohol And Other 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. Alone, alcohol is dangerous enough but when mixed with other substances, its potency becomes deadly.


Statistics Of Alcohol Abuse And Addiction

Get Help For Alcohol Dependency

There are people to help you through the process you are not alone. It is a hard addiction to face alone and it is difficult or almost impossible to stop on your own. You can get the help you need from many specialists and support groups. With the help of devoted treatment centers, give yourself a chance for recovery. Call one of our helpful staff on 0800 246 1509 today.