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Alcohol addiction

Alcohol addiction can be described as a compulsive need of toxic liquids. This can be anything containing alcohol wine, beer, whiskey, or vodka. Person is called alcohol addict when, he or she is unable to abstain from drinking. This is very primary stage of alcohol addiction.

If person has symptoms like nausea, sweatiness or shaking while taking alcohol then that person is certainly an alcoholic. Alcoholism can suppress your feelings or will to stop drinking. With support of the loved ones or family and friends, one can get rid of alcohol addiction.

Alcohol addiction affects you both mentally and physically. 50% of accidents, murders and crimes occur under the influence of alcohol. It can also cause cancer, brain damage, heart problems and major liver problems. Another problem associated with alcohol addiction is that it can destroy your brain cells, which can lead to serious brain injuries. The mental problems mainly occur as alcohol distracts nervous system. Excessive drinking can lead to high rate of heartbeats and because of that person can suffer from high blood pressure and other heart related problems.

Social effect of alcohol addiction is loss of employment and subsequent financial problems follow as result. Alcohol addiction affects not only the addicts but entire their friends and families.

Treatment of alcohol addiction includes managing physical symptoms and bringing about changes in behavior. Different forms of treatments, from medications to psychotherapy are used. Addicts can face a lifelong struggle in their efforts to stay away from alcohol. Unlike drugs, alcohol is easily available; recovering addict can again start drinking. Social support and treatment centre offer recovering addicts much needed support and required treatment.

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