In the UK, one of the most common addictions is alcoholism. 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.
Alcohol is a legal regulated element that reduces nervousness and shyness. Poor coordination and slurred speech are just a few of the many side effects of alcohol.
Many people drink alcohol, and they are not considered addicts, those who fall under the category of abusers are those whose life has been changed negatively since they started taking alcohol. The alcoholic drink may be in the form of beer, wine or hard Alcohol.
Dependency On Beer
The main ingredients in the alcoholic drink beer are water, barley, hops and yeast The alcohol content by volume (ABV) in beer is lower than that found in wine or hard Alcohol.
Beer's ABV varies from around two to 12 percent, with the generally ingested beers, such as Budweiser, Miller Lite and Busch, dropping in the four to six percent range. It takes 2 to 3 cans of beer for most people to cross the driving limit.
In the British culture, beer accepted as an integral part of the activities. Drinking games on college grounds, happy hours are the activity for workers and it would be extremely difficult to find an event without alcohol.
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.
Those who consume craft beer in their social lives, are suspect to have alcohol disorder. 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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Dependency And Abuse Of 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.
Well known white wines include Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Moscato while red wines include Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet. Wine is based on grapes types.
Wine has more alcohol in a given quantity compared to beer. A typical measure of wine (5 oz.) is similar to 12 oz. of beer. Mostly wine is consumed at parties and with gourmet cheese and wafer pairings. It's classed as a "high-class" drink so it may be more difficult to see when someone has an issue.
64% of women in the UK drink wine as opposed to 33% of men. This means that there are more women with wine use disorder in the UK. Although women are more susceptible to a use disorder, either gender may develop issues with wine. There is a major problem with those people who are using and drinking wine excessively to fight with stress and anxiety. If you are seeking help with a wine drinking problem get help today.
Alcohol Addiction And Abuse
Alcohol is the overall name for hard alcoholic drinks or spirits, such as tequila, vodka, gin, rum and whiskey. Spirits are often mixed with soda, juices and water and has more ABV than wine or beer. Normal size of spirit is 25ml. A shot is when a shot glass is filled with a spirit and consumed neat. When alcohol is combined with soda, carbonation increases the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream and creates intense side effects. Drinking shots can lead to a higher consumption of alcohol as they are easier to consume due to the small amount of liquid.
A lot of veteran drinkers combine different drinks with particular sensations of intoxication. This however hasn't been proven scientifically with studies showing that the kind of drink consumed doesn't result in different effects. Yet, the environment in which people intake alcoholic drinks may influence the people's sensitivity towards drunkenness. Drinking a glass of wine at home with dinner could have the effect of comfort and contentment while drinking a few Tequila shots in a buzzing nightclub will have a different type of feeling.
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. Regardless of the type of alcohol one likes, all types of alcohol have the potential to produce addiction. Look for help with an alcohol addiction today.
Understanding 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. The occasional binge drinkers might be able to stop drinking by themselves. An addict to alcohol may try to stop but cannot do it without assistance. Alcoholism can easily develop if a person binge drinks for an extended period.
Immediate Effects Of Alcohol
As a central nervous system (CNS) depressant, alcohol reduces psychological and physical processes. With the initial drink of beverage, people might notice a reduction in sensations of nervousness or stress. 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.
It's not easy to differentiate casual use and abuse of alcohol since it is a widely accepted legal drug in society. When alcohol causes harmful actions, its consumption has then become abuse. Adverse Results of alcohol abuse
- Illness or physical harm
- Strained relationships
- Having problems at work
- Financial problems
Alcohol abuse can quickly turn into addiction if it occurs often.
Addicted To 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. Desire to quit drinking but unable to do so, become tolerant to alcohol, drinking more than you think, experiencing the withdrawal signs when not drinking, overlooking and forgetting the responsibilities at home or work and wasting time in search of alcohol and drinking are the main symptoms of alcohol obsession. To find out if you may have a drinking problem, try taking our quiz.
There is a type of alcoholic known as a High-Functioning Alcoholic. The ones who are high-functioning alcohol addicts are able to keep their addiction from disturbing their professional and particular lives.
It was approximated that nearly half of alcoholics fall into this group by an article in the new York times. Many high functioning alcoholics are lawyers, professors and doctors.
When a person confront serious Alcohol related results, than they find it is because of high-functioning alcoholism. 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.
Mixing Alcohol With Other Drugs
Mixing of alcohol with other drugs is very common nowadays since alcohol is a common part of our everyday lives. Alcohol is a CNS depressant and when combined with other drugs like benzodiazepines and other painkillers then there is a chance of danger. It can be quite deadly to mix alcohol with other drugs even though it is important to note that alcohol is still dangerous on its own.
Statistics Of Alcohol Abuse And Addiction
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There are people to help you through the process you are not alone. It is a hard addiction to face alone and it is difficult or almost impossible to stop on your own. Help is available in the form of support groups that are designed for that purpose. A rehabilitation that focuses on treating alcohol addiction can greatly improve your odds of recovery. Call one of our helpful staff on 0800 246 1509 today.