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Abuse Of Addiction And Alcohol

Alcohol abuse has the highest number of addicts in the UK. Alcohol consumption is accepted as a social pastime and can often lead to the alcoholic becoming delusional about the amount that they consume.


What Is Alcohol

Alcohol is a legal regulated element that reduces nervousness and shyness. It create various symptoms like lack of coordination and indistinct speech.


An alcoholic is not the same as a heavy drinker, an alcoholic is someone who has a physical desire to drink alcohol beyond their capability which has a negative effect on their life. Alcohol is taken as a drink and can be found in many forms such as beer, wine and spirits.


Addiction To And The Abuse Of Beer

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.


The ABV of beer ranges between 2 and 12 percent; the most common types of beer including Budweiser, Coors, Light, Miller, Lite, Corona, Busch all have an ABV between 4 and 6 percent. It takes 2 to 3 cans of beer for most people to cross the driving limit.

Britain's drink beer during many social activities. Events which are held in college campuses, any sports events, or any professional dinner drinking alcohol is the norm.

The rise of small independent brewers has promoted beer drinking as the in thing especially with the home brewers coming up with new flavors and tastes all the time. 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.

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. 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. Seek help today for your beer addiction.


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Addiction And Abuse Of Wine

The juice fruits like grapes, pomegranates and berries when it's fermented become wine. Wine comes in various flavors and is usually either red or white.


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. The different varieties are based on the grapes used.

It has more intense quantity of alcohol as compared to beer. A 5 oz measure of wine is equal to a 12 oz pour 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.

Wine adverts tend to target women and in the UK, 64 percent of wine drinkers are women. This is one of the reasons women are more prone to become wine addicts. Although women are more susceptible to a use disorder, either gender may develop issues with wine. There is a major problem with those people who are using and drinking wine excessively to fight with stress and anxiety. If you are seeking help with a wine drinking problem get help today.


Reliance On Alcohol

Alcoholic drinks grouped as hard or spirits like tequila, vodka, gin, rum, and whiskey are all in the alcohol category. Sports have a higher alcohol content than wine or beer and are often mixed with soft drinks, water or juice. The normal size of a spirit is 25ml. When Alcohol is consumed neat or as a shot, it's not mixed with other drinks. 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. There is a higher risk of abuse when taking shots due to the reduced amount of liquid and this can lead to faster drunkenness.

People who have been drinking alcohol for a long time claim that different drinks cause different forms of intoxication. This however hasn't been proven scientifically with studies showing that the kind of drink consumed doesn't result in different effects. Yet, the environment in which people intake alcoholic drinks may influence the people's sensitivity towards drunkenness. Doing shots of tequila at a party that is highly charged can have a wide variety of effects while a person who's just having their wine at dinner will likely feel happy or tired.

Some alcohol dependents cannot get out of bed without first taking a shot of vodka while others cannot sleep without a glass of whiskey. Any type of alcohol drinking has intense reactions. Get help for an alcohol compulsion now.


Understanding Binge Drinking

A subdivision of problem drinkers, binge drinkers are men that ingest five or more alcoholic beverages or women that drink four or more drinks during a period of two hours. A non addicted binge drinker may be able to stop drinking on their own. 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

As a central nervous system (CNS) depressant, alcohol reduces psychological and physical processes. From the very first alcoholic drink consumption the drinker may have a sense of calm as feelings of stress start to disappear. 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 alcohol use causes negative consequences, then it is considered alcohol abuse. Some negative consequences of alcohol include:

  • Illness and physical harm
  • Causing relationship problems
  • Having problems at work
  • Money problems

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


Dependency On Alcohol

Being unable to stop drinking even when it is causing serious health, social or professional problems and craving for alcohol is what is known as alcoholism or alcohol addiction. 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. Take our quiz to discover if your drinking habits are an issue.


High-Functioning Alcoholics

High-functioning alcoholism is a specific type of alcoholism. A person who is able to work or continue with their personal life and work without them being affected by their drinking problem is called a high-functioning alcoholic.


It was approximated that nearly half of alcoholics fall into this group by an article in the new York times. Many high functioning alcoholics are lawyers, professors and doctors.


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.


The Mix Of 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. On its own alcohol is dangerous and mixing with other drugs can be a lethal cocktail.


Statistics Of Alcohol Abuse And Addiction

Get Help For An Addiction To Alcohol

You are not alone in the treatment process. It is a challenging task to try and stop taking alcohol on your own. There are a lot of specialists and support groups created to get you the assistance you need. To have a better than average chance of attaining sobriety, enlist the help of a rehab facility Contact one now on 0800 246 1509.