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Sometimes occasional drinking can progress over time into alcohol abuse. It is a serious illness that often requires immediate treatment. Alcohol abuse is a serious problem that can not only cause chronic health issues like liver damage, brain damage, but also can totally change a person’s character is more likely to become thoughtless or violent.
The signs of alcohol abuse include alcohol cravings, a loss of control while drinking that leads to the person unable to stop drinking. Another signs of alcohol is tolerance built up to alcohol, physical dependence on alcohol such as sweating, nausea and headache if alcohol is not consumed.
Alcohol abuse is very serious disease that is spreading all over the world. It is a treatable disease but is difficult to cure and it can affect anyone. The effects of alcohol abuse come in many forms, some are emotional, some are physical and some can even be financial. Alcoholic person may not realize that alcohol abuse can cause destruction of emotional well being. It can bring out worst in a person. If person continues to abuse alcohol everyday, he can stand to loose everything that he can hold dear in his life and recovery can become more difficult.
Alcohol abuse treatment depends upon individual’s craving for alcohol and intake. Often Alcohol abuse is hereditary or genetic. Alcohol abuse is treatable but it requires the participation of affected individual, counselors, family members and friends. The most effective treatment is these cases are abstinence through counseling or alternative therapies like meditation. The rehabilitation programs are successful when addict cooperates, takes medicines, high calorie diets and most important avoid meeting with family or friends who drink.
A man has died of alcoholic liver failure at the age of just 22 despite a public appeal from his doctors for transplant rules to be waived to give him a chance at life. Gary Reinbach and his family were told that unless he could prove that he could live alcohol-free in the community for….
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When a loved one is addicted to methamphetamine the most important thing to do is get them into treatment immediately. Crystal meth, also known as glass or methamphetamine, is a dangerous drug and a meth addiction is a widely growing problem throughout the United States. Methamphetamine addiction is a very dangerous condition that requires immediate….
Almost a thousand Scots babies are suffering from potentially fatal brain and organ damage because mothers are drinking too much in the early stages of pregnancy, research has revealed. Many more babies in Scotland may also face a lifetime suffering from malformations or learning difficulties. Researchers say the effects of excessive drinking on unborn babies….
By JIM EGAR In early 2000, I watched as a 45-year-old African-American defendant was led out of court in handcuffs after having been sentenced to prison for possessing a tenth of a gram of cocaine. His wife, mother, employer and attorney asked the judge to send him for mandatory residential drug treatment with drug tests,….