In the UK, one of the most common addictions is alcoholism. The social approval of drinking may frequently result to denial - and, when isn't treated, serious complications.
What Is Alcohol
Alcohol is a substance that lowers inhibitions and anxiety and is a controlled substance. Some of the ways alcohol affect the users are a loss of balance 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. It has been used in many types of drinks like beer, Alcohol and wine.
Dependency On Beer
Usually made from barley, water, yeast and hops, beer is an alcoholic drink. Beer has a least alcohol content by volume (AVC), as compared to hard Alcohol or wine.
Normally these beers are consumed (Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Corona, Busch, etc), it ranges from 2 to 12 percent but now decreases from 4 to 6 percent. 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. There is hardly a gathering or sporting event in which beer is not involved be it the drinking games in most college campuses or the happy hour for the working class.
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.
Any alcohol consumption can make the drinker susceptible to alcohol abuse. 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. Get assistance for a beer addiction today.
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Dependency And Abuse Of Wine
Fermented grapes and other fruits are the primary source of wine. Usually it's sold as white or red wine with a range of taste profiles.
Some samples of white wines are Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Moscato and Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel are some examples of red wines. The categories of wine depend on the type of grape.
In comparison to beer, wine has more alcohol volume. A small glass of wine around 5 oz is equivalent in alcohol content to a 12oz glass of beer. Mostly wine is consumed at parties and with gourmet cheese and wafer pairings. It's not easy to tell if someone has a wine use problem since wine is usually seen as a classy drink.
64% of women in the UK drink wine as opposed to 33% of men. This is one of the reasons women are more prone to become wine addicts. Men can also have a problem with wine abuse. There is a major problem with those people who are using and drinking wine excessively to fight with stress and anxiety. If you are struggling with a wine addiction, you can get help today.
Alcohol Addiction And Abuse
Alcoholic beverages such as whiskey, gin, vodka and rum are also known as spirits. Spirits are normally mixed with soft drinks or water since they have a much higher alcohol content compared to wine and beer. Normal size of spirit is 25ml. When it isn't combined with other drinks, alcohol is ingested as a shot or "neat." Carbonation accelerates the digestion of alcohol into the bloodstream, so drinking Alcohol combined with soda may provoke a faster intoxication. Drinking shots can lead to a higher consumption of alcohol as they are easier to consume due to the small amount of liquid.
Many drinkers state that they feel different effects of intoxication when they consume different alcoholic drinks. It has been proved through Science that it doesn't matter what type of drink you may have, the alcohol create same effect is everyone. The drinker's perception may however be affected by the setting in which they are consuming the alcohol. Having a glass of wine during dinner may result in a happy, lethargic feeling while a couple of tequila shots at a party results in a different kind of intoxication.
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. If you're suffering from alcohol addiction, get help today.
Defining 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. An excessive binge drinking may lead to alcoholism.
Instant Impacts Of Alcohol
Alcohol as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant, it suppresses mental and bodily processes. Just one drink of alcohol may make the user feel the nervousness and the despair The reason alcohol is also known as a social lubricant is that shy users suddenly develop boldness to socialize and often will not mind what others think about them.
The legality of drinking alcohol and its availability has made it the line thin in determining when one is drinking it within acceptable limits and when one is abusing it. If alcohol use causes negative consequences, then it is considered alcohol abuse. Some negative consequences of alcohol include
- Physical harm or sickness
- Relationship problems
- Work problems
- Financial problems
It turns into addiction when the usage increases.
If someone has a desire for alcohol or just can't stop drinking even it creates harmful personal or social effects. 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. If you think you have a problem take the quiz.
There is a particular group of alcoholism popular as high-functioning alcohol addiction. 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 top professionals including doctors and lawyers make up this number.
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.
Alcohol And Different Drugs
Mixing of alcohol with other drugs is very common nowadays since alcohol is a common part of our everyday lives. Since it is a CNS depressant, alcohol has a severe danger once it is combined with other drugs of the same group like Benzodiazepines and a few painkillers. When alcohol is mix with other substances it can become poisonous.
Statistics Of Alcohol Abuse And Addiction
Get Help For An Addiction To Alcohol
There are people to help you through the process you are not alone. A lot of people that combat alcohol addiction find it hard or impossible to stop drinking by themselves. You can get the help you need from many specialists and support groups. Contact a treatment centre and get help from their dedicated staff. Call one of our helpful staff on 0800 246 1509 today.