What is Alcohol Addiction?
Alcohol is one of the most widely used recreational drugs available almost everywhere in India. Alcohol use is prevalent in many homes in India, people use alcohol to celebrate events such as parties, weddings and festivals. Although alcohol used occasionally doesn’t do much harm but consuming it regularly comes with a pack of serious health hazards, consuming alcohol regularly also leads the individual to be reliant on it physically and mentally and normal functioning is not possible for the individual without consuming alcohol. Over time, consuming alcohol also leads to the body building immunity to the effects of alcohol and the individual may need to consume more and more alcohol the next time to feel the same amount of pleasure.
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How to identify that you are addicted to alcohol?
The problem with alcohol addiction is that majority of the people who are addicted to it don’t realize that they have a problem that needs and people are not aware of how to tell if they are drinking normally or they have an alcohol abuse problem, here is a list of activities which might help you realize if you are addicted to it, as recognizing the problem is the first step towards solving it.
- You drink a greater amount than you had planned previously.
- You have built an immunity to alcohol and need to consume a larger amount of it to feel its effects.
- You can’t function properly without consuming your daily dose of alcohol.
- You don’t feel well if you haven’t consumed alcohol for a greater period of time
- Your social activities revolve around alcohol consumption
- You are drinking at places and events where you shouldn’t be doing it
- Alcohol consumption is affecting your relationships
- Drinking is interfering with your day-to-day activities and you tend to leave them to drink alcohol
Causes of alcohol addiction
Though alcohol addiction and its severity can change from person to person these factors can likely be the cause of alcohol addiction:
- Starting alcohol consumption from a young age
- Peer pressure
- Societal customs which require an individual to drink
- Genes also play a part in alcohol addiction
A large amount of stress can also cause alcohol addiction
Effects of Alcohol Addiction
Consuming Alcohol to an extent of abusing it can have drastic effects on a person’s physical and mental health, some of the effects of abusing alcohol are:
- Long-term use of alcohol can cause pancreatitis(inflammation of the pancreas)
- Alcohol abuse over time can lead to low blood sugar levels
- It can cause permanent brain damage
- It can cause hindrance to one’s ability to function properly
- It can cause diseases such as fatty liver, cirrhosis, and alcoholic hepatitis and can also lead to liver failure
- Alcohol addiction is also one of the leading causes of liver cancer
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
Alcohol in the body does what has been described as giving it a depressive effect by doctors, over time the body makes adjustments according to the amount and duration in which you take alcohol and adjusts to having alcohol in its system, eventually when the body is accustomed to having alcohol regularly in it, leaving alcohol can have the body suffer from some withdrawal symptoms which can occur as early as 6 hours after leaving it, some of them are suffering from anxiety, tremors(shaking), vomiting, sweating and other such mild symptoms the more concerning symptoms start after 12-48 hours after withdrawing from alcohol which includes hallucinating which is seeing and hearing imaginary things not present there.
One of the most serious symptoms of alcohol withdrawal can be Delirium Tremens(DTs)
Which is classified as having an altered or changed mental state after withdrawing from alcohol and also suffering from high blood pressure, anxiety and DTs can also lead to heart stroke, though DTs occur only in very few cases of alcohol withdrawal people need to be aware of all the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
Alcohol Addiction Treatment at our Rakshak Nasha Mukti Kendra
In the above article, the information provided can help a person to know about alcohol addiction and its causes, effects, and withdrawal symptoms and also provides a guide for an individual to identify if he is suffering from alcohol addiction. Once a person realizes that he has a problem, we at Rakshak Nasha Mukti Kendra in Jodhpur are always present to help our clients.
We provide the best in class alcohol addiction treatment which is customized around the patient and his symptoms. We help our patients by helping them abstain from alcohol and also help them in managing the withdrawal symptoms which arise as a result of withdrawing from alcohol. Our highly level facilities and trained staff are available 24*7 and greatly assist patients in alcohol de-addiction by also organizing various activities which keep the patient busy and prevent them from relapsing into old habits.
We also help people to not engage in any type of other activities which alcohol-addicted people tend to do such as self-harm by providing our patients with surveillance and counseling in order to help them cope with this new life. People who want to take the first step towards improving their lives can come to our alcohol rehabilitation center as it’s sure to help them give up their alcohol addiction.
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