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Alcohol Dependence and Abuse

The highest number of addicts in the UK are addicted to alcohol. There are severe problems that can be caused by alcoholism and since taking alcohol is accepted socially, many people tend to be in denial about their addiction.


Understanding Alcohol

Alcohol can decrease stress and self-consciousness and it is not illegal material in the UK. It create various symptoms like lack of coordination and indistinct speech.


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. Alcohol is taken as a drink and can be found in many forms such as beer, wine and spirits.


Beer Dependence And Abuse

The main ingredients in the alcoholic drink beer are water, barley, hops and yeast Beer usually has the lowest alcohol volume of all the alcohol variants.


Beer's ABV varies from around two to 12 percent, with the generally ingested beers, such as Budweiser, Miller Lite and Busch, dropping in the four to six percent range. To be within the legal drinking limit but not be allowed to drive, takes most people 2 to 3 beers.

In the British culture, beer accepted as an integral part of the activities. Events which are held in college campuses, any sports events, or any professional dinner drinking alcohol is the norm.

The making of beer has been so trendy now a days, with many new exotic flavors and taste like microbreweries and home brewers and attract the people to have it. The high amount of alcohol is the worst side effect of the craft beer revolution as the amount of alcohol is 11 or 12 percent which is much greater than amount present in common domestic draft.

Those who consume craft beer in their social lives, are suspect to have alcohol 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. Ask for help with a beer addiction now.


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Dependency On Wine

Wine is originated from fermented grapes or other types of fruits like pomegranates or berries. It has many flavors and typically it is white and red in color.


The most common white wines in the UK are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, while the most popular reds are Merlot, Shiraz and Pinot Noir. Wine is based on grapes types.

Wine usually contains more alcohol concentration form than beer. A typical measure of wine (5 oz.) is similar to 12 oz. of beer. Frequently, wine is mostly drank during parties or in company with gourmet cheese and crackers. It's not easy to tell if someone has a wine use problem since wine is usually seen as a classy drink.

As being 64% of wine drinkers in the UK, women are frequently the main audience in advertising campaigns to promote wine. So it became clear that women might be utilizing wine excessively. Although women are more susceptible to a use disorder, either gender may develop issues with wine. Should you find, you are drinking more wine than normal, or know someone who is, especially when facing some stressful situations or feeling weak, there could be an underlying problem that is the cause. If you are seeking help with a wine drinking problem get help today.


Reliance On Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages such as whiskey, gin, vodka and rum are also known as spirits. Sports have a higher alcohol content than wine or beer and are often mixed with soft drinks, water or juice. A standard measure of a spirit is 25ml. When Alcohol is consumed neat or as a shot, it's not mixed with other drinks. Mixing alcohol with soda can result in faster intoxication since carbonation increases the rate at which alcohol is absorbed in the blood. Drinking shots can lead to a higher consumption of alcohol as they are easier to consume due to the small amount of liquid.

Usual drinkers can correlate different alcohols with different feelings of drunkenness. Studies show that alcohol produces identical effects in all people, no matter what they have consumed. The drinker's perception may however be affected by the setting in which they are consuming the alcohol. 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.

The ones with a serious alcohol use disorder might experience that they can't begin their daily routine without a swig of vodka or end it without a glass of whiskey. Regardless of the type of alcohol one likes, all types of alcohol have the potential to produce addiction. It is time to seek help for your alcohol addiction.


Understanding 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. Sometimes the users may find it difficult to quit alcohol without any type of help. Repeated binging over a long time may become an alcohol dependency.


The Results Of Alcohol Consumption

Mental and body processes are slowed down by alcohol since it's a CNS depressant. A person may feel less stressed or anxious when they have their first drink. Alcohol can make a person more confident when interacting with other people and less worried about their perception and this is why alcohol is normally referred to as social lubricant.

It is difficult to identify between the normal use and abuse because the alcohol is not illegal and is broadly consumed in UK society. If the situation where the person is drinking alcohol becomes negative then it can be considered as alcohol abuse. These are some harmful effects of Alcohol:

  • Illness or physical harm
  • Relationship problems
  • Complications in the job
  • Financial problems

Alcohol abuse can quickly turn into addiction if it occurs often.


Alcohol Dependency

Being addicted to alcohol or alcoholism results in the uncontrollable need to take alcohol and the failure to quit drinking even when faced with danger to themselves or others. Being unable to stop drinking even when you want to, experiencing withdrawal symptoms without alcohol, ignoring other responsibilities to get drunk, needing more alcohol to feel the same effects and spending a lot of time drinking are all signs of an addiction to alcohol. You can find out if you have an alcohol problem by taking our quiz.


High-Functioning Alcoholics

There are people classified as high-functioning alcoholics. High-Functioning Alcoholics though addicts can control themselves and continue producing professionally and at home.


Many alcoholics are high-functioning alcoholics as reported in the New York Times article. Attorneys, professors, and medical professionals form the bigger part of this group.


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. A high-functioning alcoholic can live with the problem for a long time without realizing they are alcoholics.


Mixing Alcohol With Other Drugs

Alcohol is acceptable in our culture and can therefore often be abused along side other drugs. Alcohol is a CNS depressant and when combined with other drugs like benzodiazepines and other painkillers then there is a chance of danger. When alcohol is mix with other substances it can become poisonous.


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Get Help For Alcohol Dependency

You are not alone in the treatment process. Giving up alcohol on their own isn't easy for most people. You can get the help you need from many specialists and support groups. Contact a treatment centre and get help from their dedicated staff. Contact a treatment center now on 0800 246 1509.