Alcohol abuse is one of the most popular addictions 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 legal and it is often referred to as 'Dutch Courage' as it reduces inhibitions and anxiety. Poor coordination and slurred speech are just a few of the many side effects of alcohol.
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. There are many forms of alcohol including hard Alcohol, wine and beer.
Dependency On Beer
As an alcoholic drink, beer is mostly made from water, barley, hops and yeast. Beer usually has the lowest alcohol volume of all the alcohol variants.
The alcohol content (ABV) ranges from around 2 - 12% and the most commonly consumed beers in the UK are Budweiser, Stella Artois and Becks. The alcohol driving limit is different for each person but on average it can be anything from 2 - 3 beers.
Beer has become equivalent with some activities in British lifestyle. Beer is present in most sporting events, there are many drinking games in colleges that involve beer and many professionals would loath to miss out on happy hour.
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. Some of the craft beers being brewed do have one major problem and that is that they have a higher alcohol content than the average draft with some going as high as 12 percent.
Alcohol use disorder can affect even people who only drink socially or those who only take craft beers. One of the signs of alcohol abuse is when an individual consumes alcohol in every bore or bumpy situation or when others stop using or drinking alcohol. If you have addiction to beer, seek assistance today.
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Addiction And Abuse Of Wine
Wine is originated from fermented grapes or other types of fruits like pomegranates or berries. It has many flavors and typically it is white and red in color.
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. Wine is based on grapes types.
Wine has a more concentrated quantity of alcohol in comparison to beer. A typical measure of wine (5 oz.) is similar to 12 oz. of beer. Wine is taken as a compliment during dinner or an accompaniment to gourmet cheese and crackers. As wine is considered a stylish beverage and therefore, more difficult to spot if someone is abusing it.
Wine adverts tend to target women and in the UK, 64 percent of wine drinkers are women. Due to these stats it may be said that women are more prone to abuse of wine than men. Although women are more susceptible to a use disorder, either gender may develop issues with 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. Seek help to combat wine dependency.
Reliance On Alcohol
Alcohol is used as umbrella term for intense alcoholic drinks like tequila, vodka, gin, rum and whiskey. Spirits are regularly mixed with water or soda, and its ABV is higher than either beer or wine. The normal size of a spirit is 25ml. A small amount of alcohol is called a shot or neat when taken without mixing with water or soda. When alcohol is combined with soda, carbonation increases the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream and creates intense side effects. The shots however have less liquid in them, and this makes them easier to drink in large amounts without realizing it is leading to abuse and drunkenness.
Usual drinkers can correlate different alcohols with different feelings of drunkenness. 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. Yet, the environment in which people intake alcoholic drinks may influence the people's sensitivity towards drunkenness. When someone has a wine with dinner they report to have a feeling of tiredness and happiness, while consuming tequila at a high-energy party produces different kinds of feeling of drunkenness.
A person who feels like they can't start or finish their day without a particular drink is likely to be suffering from serious alcohol use disorder. There is a high potential for addiction regardless of the kind of alcoholic drink being consumed. Get help for an alcohol compulsion now.
Comprehending Binge Drinking
Binge drinkers are women who drink four alcoholic drinks over a two-hour time span while men drink five or more drinks. The occasional binge drinkers might be able to stop drinking by themselves. A person who is addicted to alcohol may not be able to stop without assistance from someone else even if they want to. An excessive binge drinking may lead to alcoholism.
Alcohol Immediate Effects
Alcohol is a depressant and affects the Central Nervous System (CNS) which slows down the brain and the bodies 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 feel more sociable and have more confidence in meeting new people for the first time.
Alcohol is legal and accepted as a social pastime so it can be difficult to see the difference between casual use and addiction. If alcohol use causes negative consequences, then it is considered alcohol abuse. Adverse Results of alcohol abuse
- Physical sickness and harm
- Strained relationships
- Having problems at work
- Money problems
Alcohol abuse can quickly turn into addiction if it occurs often.
Alcohol addiction, also called as alcoholism, is notable by a strong desire for alcohol and the failure to quit drinking - even if it results in severe individual or social harm. 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. Find out if you're drinking might be a problem with help of our quiz.
High-Functioning Alcoholics are a different class in alcoholism. High-Functioning Alcoholics are people who can keep the problem from interfering with their job and their personal life.
A New York Times article supposed that about half of all alcohol addicts are high-functioning alcoholics. Attorneys, professors, and medical professionals form the bigger part of this group.
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. A high-functioning alcoholic can live with the problem for a long time without realizing they are alcoholics.
Mixing Alcohol And Other Drugs
Since it is so typical in today's society, alcohol is frequently abused in company with 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. When alcohol is mix with other substances it can become poisonous.
Stats For Alcohol Abuse And Addiction
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