Alcohol use disorders refer to excessive drinking behaviors that can create dangerous conditions for an individual and others. Alcohol dependence is the medical term for alcoholism. In medical science it is Medical illness which is caused by definitive structural change and neurotransmitter abnormality in brain induced by alcohol.
Why people start drinking?
Curiosity about effect.
Media influence, Modeling.
Easy access (often at home).
Cultural / sociological traditions.
Makes one feel good, self medication.
Behavioral or Psychiatric problem.
Children’s of alcoholic parents have greater risk than others to develop dependence.
Consultation is Required if you have.
- Withdrawal symptoms when you tried to stop drinking. (These symptoms include tremors, anxiety, irritability, racing heart, nausea, sweating, trouble sleeping, and seizures).
- Have little or no control over the amount you drink, when you drink, or how often you drink.
- Tried to limit or stop your drinking but found you couldn’t.
- Have had one or more occasion when you put yourself in a dangerous situation (such as driving, swimming, and unsafe sex) while drinking.
- Have become tolerant to the effects of drinking and require more alcohol to become intoxicated.
- Have continued to drink despite having memory blackouts after drinking or having frequent hangovers that cause you to miss work and other normal activities.
- Have continued to drink despite having a medical condition that you know is worsened by alcohol consumption.
- Have continued to drink despite knowing it is causing problems at home, school, or work.
- Drink alone or start your drinking early in the day.
Treatment options include
Psychological and Behavioral therapy.
Self Help Group.
Family support and supervision.
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