Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Addiction

A chronic disease in which a person craves drinks that contain alcohol and is unable to control his or her drinking. A person with this disease also needs to drink greater amounts to get the same effect and has withdrawal symptoms after stopping alcohol use. Alcoholism affects physical and mental health, and can cause problems with family, friends and work. It’s a primary progressive and fatal disease with psychosocial and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial.

Psychological Symptoms of Alcohol Addiction

  • Unstable Mood.
  • A strong need to drink.
  • Reinstatement after abstinence.
  • Loss of consciousness or blacking-out.
  • Subjective awareness of compulsion to drink.
  • Insomnia, which may be followed by oversleeping.
  • Not being able to stop drinking once you’ve started.
  • Regular inattention to family and professional obligations.
  • Relief or avoidance of withdrawal symptoms by further drinking.
  • The need to drink greater Quantity of alcohol to feel the same effect.
  • Increase in expressions of anger or other emotions, especially in inappropriate settings.
  • Dangerous behaviours that carry risk of legal, financial and/or health consequences for themselves and others.

Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Detoxification, Damage assessment, Self Analysis, Individual Counselling, Family Counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Marital counselling, Need Analysis, Life Skills Training, Relapse Prevention Strategies, Personality Development, Ant abuse Therapy, Alcoholics Anonymous Support and 12 Steps Program.

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