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Abuse And Dependence Of Alcohol

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


Understanding Alcohol

Alcohol is a substance that lowers inhibitions and anxiety and is a controlled substance. Some of the ways alcohol affect the users are a loss of balance and indistinct speech.


Many people drink alcohol, and they are not considered addicts, those who fall under the category of abusers are those whose life has been changed negatively since they started taking alcohol. It has been used in many types of drinks like beer, Alcohol and wine.


Beer Abuse And Addiction

As an alcoholic drink, beer is mostly made from water, barley, hops and yeast. The alcohol content by volume (ABV) in beer is lower than that found in wine or hard Alcohol.


The alcohol content (ABV) ranges from around 2 - 12% and the most commonly consumed beers in the UK are Budweiser, Stella Artois and Becks. The alcohol driving limit is different for each person but on average it can be anything from 2 - 3 beers.

Beer has become equivalent with some activities in British lifestyle. Drinking games on college grounds, happy hours are the activity for workers and it would be extremely difficult to find an event without alcohol.

Many people have taken to brewing their own beer at home and in microbreweries as craft beer has steadily risen in popularity bringing in new flavors. The downside of beers brewed by the pub are that they are often higher in alcohol volume.

Anyone who drinks beer whether only at social gatherings or only those who take only craft beer is at risk of becoming an alcoholic addict. When you feel like drinking when no one else is drinking or when you are bored or uncomfortable, this may be a sign that you are developing a drinking problem. Seek help today for your beer addiction.


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Wine Addiction And Abuse

Wine is originated from fermented grapes or other types of fruits like pomegranates or berries. Wine can be either white, red or rose.


Well known white wines include Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Moscato while red wines include Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet. The categories of wine depend on the type of grape.

In comparison to beer, wine has more alcohol volume. 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. Since wine is considered a class or status drink, it is not easy to tell when someone is becoming dependent on it.

As being 64% of wine drinkers in the UK, women are frequently the main audience in advertising campaigns to promote wine. Due to these stats it may be said that women are more prone to abuse of wine than men. This is not to say that both men and women can't become addicted to drinking wine. There is a major problem with those people who are using and drinking wine excessively to fight with stress and anxiety. Get support for a wine addiction.


Alcohol Abuse And Dependency

Alcoholic drinks grouped as hard or spirits like tequila, vodka, gin, rum, and whiskey are all in the alcohol category. Spirits are often mixed with soda, juices and water and has more ABV than wine or beer. Normal size of spirit is 25ml. A small amount of alcohol is called a shot or neat when taken without mixing with water or soda. When alcohol is mixed with soda, the carbonation content causes it to quickly be absorbed into the bloodstream and results in one getting drunk faster. The lesser number of fluid content in a shot makes it easier for intake that causes increase risk of misuse and successive drunkenness.

Many drinkers state that they feel different effects of intoxication when they consume different alcoholic drinks. Studies show that alcohol produces identical effects in all people, no matter what they have consumed. Depending on the social circumstances where the alcohol is consumed could make the drinker lose the perception of how drunk they are. 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 alcohol dependents cannot get out of bed without first taking a shot of vodka while others cannot sleep without a glass of whiskey. Despite the kind of alcohol ingested, alcohol of any type has severe addiction potential. It is time to seek help for your alcohol addiction.


What Is Binge Drinking

Binge drinkers are women who drink four alcoholic drinks over a two-hour time span while men drink five or more drinks. A person who binge drinks only on occasion may be able to stop themselves. It may be that a person addicted to alcohol may want to stop drinking but they are unable to do it without serious help. In some circumstances, extended binge drinking may result in alcoholism.


The Results Of Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant, it suppresses mental and bodily processes. A person may feel less stressed or anxious when they have their first drink. Alcohol can make a person feel more sociable and have more confidence in meeting new people for the first time.

Since alcohol is legal and broadly welcomed in society, it may be difficult to notice the divergence between occasional use and abuse. The negative consequences of alcohol usage is what makes it abuse. Adverse Results of alcohol abuse:

  • Illness and physical harm
  • Strained relationships
  • Work problems
  • Financial problems

If the abuse gets more often, it may increase into addiction.


Dependency On Alcohol

Alcoholism is when the person has an inability to stop drinking and the craving is such that even serious health issues or marriage problems are not enough for them to quit. 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. Find out if you're drinking might be a problem with help of our quiz.


High-Functioning Alcoholics

There is a particular group of alcoholism popular as high-functioning alcohol addiction. The high-functioning drinker have the ability to stay the Alcohol abuse from their personal and professional lives.


It was approximated that nearly half of alcoholics fall into this group by an article in the new York times. Many top professionals including doctors and lawyers make up this number.


Until the time when they'll face a serious problem due to alcohol use, high-functioning alcoholics rarely see their alcohol use as a problem. On of the most dangerous things about high-functioning alcoholism is that an individual never know that they have any problem while drinking for years.


Mixing Alcohol With Other Drugs

Mixing of alcohol with other drugs is very common nowadays since alcohol is a common part of our everyday lives. When alcohol is mixed with drugs such as Benzodiazepines or certain pain killers, this can be quite dangerous since all these drugs are CNS suppressants. It can be quite deadly to mix alcohol with other drugs even though it is important to note that alcohol is still dangerous on its own.


Statistics Of Alcohol Abuse And Addiction

Get Help For An Addiction To Alcohol

There are people to help you through the process you are not alone. Giving up alcohol on their own isn't easy for most people. For providing help there are many treatment centers, experts and support groups. To have a better than average chance of attaining sobriety, enlist the help of a rehab facility Contact one now on 0800 246 1509.