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Alcohol Dependence and Abuse

The highest number of addicts in the UK are addicted to alcohol. Alcohol is a socially accepted drink, and most deny they are abusing it, over time the results can be devastating.


Understanding Alcohol

Alcohol can decrease stress and self-consciousness and it is not illegal material in the UK. In addition, it has a wide range of effects from lack of coordination to slurred speech.


It's not because you drink that means you are an alcoholic, however if your life is being affected in a negative way by alcohol on a regular basis, it is seen as an alcohol use disorder. Frequently, alcohol is ingested as a drink in a range of forms, such as beer, wine and hard Alcohol.


Addiction To And The Abuse Of 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.

In the British culture, beer accepted as an integral part of the activities. 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.

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. 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.

The ones who drink alcohol while at a social activity or just consume craft beer are also exposed to an alcohol use disorder. A sign that you may have a problem is that you keep drinking even when everyone around you has stopped or you feel the need to drink in awkward or boring situations. Get help for beer compulsion now.


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Dependency And Abuse Of Wine

Wine is made up of fermented grapes and many fruits like pomegranates or berries. Wine can be either white, red or rose.


The most common white wines in the UK are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, while the most popular reds are Merlot, Shiraz and Pinot Noir. The type of grapes used will determine the variety.

Wine has a more concentrated quantity of alcohol in comparison to beer. 5 oz. of wine has the same alcohol content as 12 oz. of beer. Frequently, wine is mostly drank during parties or in company with gourmet cheese and crackers. Wine is considered as a classy drink so it can be difficult to know or detect that someone has a problem.

As being 64% of wine drinkers in the UK, women are frequently the main audience in advertising campaigns to promote wine. This means that there are more women with wine use disorder in the UK. Men can also have a problem with wine abuse. It is worth considering if someone you know has been drinking more wine than usual or they have been consuming the drink to get over feelings of depression or anxiety as there could be a problem with drink. Get support for a wine addiction.


Addiction And Abuse Of Alcohol

Alcohol is the overall name for hard alcoholic drinks or spirits, such as tequila, vodka, gin, rum and whiskey. Spirits are regularly mixed with water or soda, and its ABV is higher than either beer or wine. A standard measure of a spirit is 25ml. When Alcohol is consumed neat or as a shot, it's not mixed with other drinks. Carbonation accelerates the digestion of alcohol into the bloodstream, so drinking Alcohol combined with soda may provoke a faster intoxication. The lesser number of fluid content in a shot makes it easier for intake that causes increase risk of misuse and successive drunkenness.

Many drinkers state that they feel different effects of intoxication when they consume different alcoholic drinks. It is an ongoing debate which science is yet to settle whether alcohol affects all those who consume it the same way no matter the type of drink they take. Depending on the social circumstances where the alcohol is consumed could make the drinker lose the perception of how drunk they are. A person having a glass of wine during supper is more probable to mention feeling exhausted and joyous, whilst tequila shots at a high-energy party may create an immensely distinct type of intoxication.

The ones with a serious alcohol use disorder might experience that they can't begin their daily routine without a swig of vodka or end it without a glass of whiskey. Any type of alcohol drinking has intense reactions. If you're suffering from alcohol addiction, get help today.


Comprehending 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. Someone who only binges drinks once in awhile may be in control and can stop with no problem. It may be that a person addicted to alcohol may want to stop drinking but they are unable to do it without serious help. If binge drinking starts to become more frequent and for longer there is a much greater chance of alcoholism.


Alcohol Immediate Effects

Alcohol as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant, it suppresses mental and bodily processes. A person may feel less stressed or anxious when they have their first drink. It is frequently showed off as a social lubricant, which means that drinkers are more probable to feel determination in meeting someone new and not so worried about they are observed by others.

Since alcohol is legal and broadly welcomed in society, it may be difficult to notice the divergence between occasional use and abuse. Overall any use of alcohol that leads to a negative situation is classed as abuse. These are some harmful effects of Alcohol:

  • Physical harm or sickness
  • Causing relationship problems
  • Work problems
  • Money problems

If the abuse gets more often, it may increase into addiction.


Alcohol Addiction

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. An alcoholic addict will display the following; over-drinking, failing to control or stop drinking, always needing more than before to get drunk, going through withdrawal symptoms when they miss a drink, neglecting responsibilities so they can drink, and spending money intended for other purposes on alcohol. If you think you have a problem take the quiz.


High-Functioning Alcoholics

There is a type of alcoholic known as a High-Functioning Alcoholic. 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.


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.


A high-functioning alcoholic may not notice they are addicted till they encounter a problem traceable to alcohol. The risk of high-functioning alcoholism is that it may carry on for an extended period without the individual admitting they have an issue.


Mixing Alcohol And Other Drugs

Mixing of alcohol with other drugs is very common nowadays since alcohol is a common part of our everyday lives. When alcohol which is a CNS depressant is mixed with others of the CNS class like benzoa and pain relievers, it becomes an extremely dangerous combination. Alcohol alone can be dangerous, however when it's mixed with other elements it may prove deadly.


Data Of Alcohol Abuse And Addiction

Get Help For Alcohol Dependency

You are not alone in the treatment process. Giving up alcohol on their own isn't easy for most people. There are a lot of specialists and support groups created to get you the assistance you need. Contact a treatment centre and get help from their dedicated staff. Contact a treatment center now on 0800 246 1509.