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Abuse And Addiction of Alcohol

Alcohol abuse is one of the most popular addictions in the UK. 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 is legal and it is often referred to as 'Dutch Courage' as it reduces inhibitions and anxiety. It create various symptoms like lack of coordination and indistinct speech.


Everyone is not an alcoholic, but those people whose life is adversely affected by alcohol and they drink on regular basis and have alcohol disorder. Alcohol is taken as a drink and can be found in many forms such as beer, wine and spirits.


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 most commonly taken beers usually have an alcohol content by volume of 4-6 percent while others can be as low as 2 percent or as high as 12 percent. The alcohol driving limit is different for each person but on average it can be anything from 2 - 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.

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 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.

Any alcohol consumption can make the drinker susceptible to alcohol abuse. 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. If you have addiction to beer, seek assistance today.


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Dependency On Wine

Fermented grapes and other fruits are the primary source of wine. 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 has more alcohol in a given quantity compared to beer. Normally 5 oz of wine is equal in alcohol amount to 12 oz of beer. Mostly wine is consumed at parties and with gourmet cheese and wafer pairings. Wine is considered as a classy drink so it can be difficult to know or detect that someone has a problem.

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. 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.


Addiction And Abuse Of Alcohol

Alcoholic drinks grouped as hard or spirits like tequila, vodka, gin, rum, and whiskey are all in the alcohol category. Spirits are regularly mixed with water or soda, and its ABV is higher than either beer or wine. A spirit measure is 25 ml on average. 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.

Many drinkers state that they feel different effects of intoxication when they consume different alcoholic drinks. Science has still to demonstrate this, with researches showing that alcohol generates equal symptoms in everybody, despite the kind of beverage being ingested. The drinker's perception may however be affected by the setting in which they are consuming the alcohol. A person having a glass of wine during supper is more probable to mention feeling exhausted and joyous, whilst tequila shots at a high-energy party may create an immensely distinct type of intoxication.

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. No matter what type of alcohol is consumed the risk of addiction is the same. Look for help with an alcohol addiction today.


What Is 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. Someone who only binges drinks once in awhile may be in control and can stop with no problem. 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.


Short Term Effects Of Alcohol

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. It is frequently showed off as a social lubricant, which means that drinkers are more probable to feel determination in meeting someone new and not so worried about they are observed by others.

It is difficult to identify between the normal use and abuse because the alcohol is not illegal and is broadly consumed in UK society. The negative consequences of alcohol usage is what makes it abuse. These are some harmful effects of Alcohol:

  • Physical sickness and harm
  • Causing relationship problems
  • Complications in the job
  • Money problems

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


Dependency On Alcohol

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. Frequent drinking of more alcohol than intended, being unable to stop - even if you want to, building up a tolerance to alcohol, drinking alone and first thing in the morning, the inability to put anything else first and always looking for a time and place to have a drink are all signs of alcohol addiction. To find out if you may have a drinking problem, try taking our quiz.


High-Functioning Alcoholics

High-functioning alcoholism is a specific type of alcoholism. High-Functioning Alcoholics are people who can keep the problem from interfering with their job and their personal life.


It is estimated that nearly half of alcoholics are High-Functioning Alcoholics. Many top professionals including doctors and lawyers make up this number.


High-functioning alcoholics barely identify they have an issue once they deal with serious alcohol-related situations. The problem can be that this type of alcoholic can continue drinking in the same way for many years without realising they have a problem.


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


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Get Assistance For Alcoholism Today

You do not have to suffer through recovery on your own. Giving up alcohol on their own isn't easy for most people. For providing help there are many treatment centers, experts and support groups. With the assistance of a committed medical care center, your possibilities of achieving full recuperation will increase. Sign up at a rehabilitation center today on 0800 246 1509.