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Where do you and your loved ones fall on the scale of addiction ?

Beer Addiction and Abuse

Beer is an alcoholic drink that specifically has ethyl alcohol or ethanol. Although it is possible to become addicted to beer, this depends on several different things. In addition, the alcohol content of beer is a lot lower than other alcoholic drinks. Still, there is enough alcohol in beer to adversely affect your central nervous system, causing drowsiness, faintness, dizziness, and imbalance. It can also induce nausea, vomiting, passing out, complete inhibition, and aggressiveness. Drinking too much can even lead to alcohol poisoning.

Men can drink a little more than women without danger of addiction. For men, the limit is 15 drinks. For women, it's 12. Occasional drinking is probably safe, but more and more people are becoming susceptible to alcoholism all the time. So do you want to risk that you're one of the susceptible millions? If you decide to go for it, be aware of the signs that you are one of the susceptible ones. First of all, know that if you are a woman with generally impulsive, antisocial behavior, you have a more likely shot at being susceptible.

Studies on the subject have shown that this is the case for this unfortunate demographic. Probably slightly less at risk but still greatly so are people who experience much stress, low self-esteem and mood disorder. Not having any of these problems does not mean that you aren't susceptible. Let's say you do drink beer without these issues. If it does end up adversely affecting your job, family, health, etc., and you still don't stop, chances are you're a beer addict. If you become violent or irrationally defensive when confronted about it, you are probably an addict.

If drinking is more important to you than taking care of your personal hygiene or appearance, you are probably an addict. If you are drinking more and more just to get a harder to reach buzz, you are probably an addict. If you have decided to drink and do recognize that you have reached addiction, you may need to swallow your pride and seek help.

Wine Addiction and Abuse

Alcohol has been with humanity for countless millennia. Nearly every society has had alcoholic beverage consumption as a part of its culture. As a highly popular beverage, wine, an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes, is widely consumed. This popularity leads to many cases of alcoholism, a disorder involving dependence on alcohol, in people predisposed to develop the disorder. With its reputation for class and sophistication, wine consumers may not think wine is as addictive as more illicit substances, such as cocaine or heroin. Many alcoholics may consider their wine abuse to be no different than someone who overindulges pizza or chocolate. However, the warning signs of wine alcoholism cannot be ignored.

Someone who is an alcoholic may not necessarily understand the depth and nature of their drinking problem. Often it takes someone else to identify the problem and help the afflicted person seek help. Some wine drinkers believe binge drinking on the weekends doesn't make them an alcoholic because they are not consuming wine daily. Other drinkers believe frequent wine consumption at all times of the day simply means one is a wine connoisseur. Even for those who seem to drink "modestly" signs of alcoholism may be seen in their neglect of responsibilities.

The behavior of a wine addict while intoxicated is often a sign to those around them that there is a problem with alcohol abuse but the individual themselves may not believe this. While intoxicated wine addicts often gain "liquid courage" and behave in a brazen fashion . They may say offensive things to others and even attack those around them. Risky behaviors, such as unprotected intercourse and gambling, may occur while under the influence of wine as well. After sobering up, the behavior of an alcoholic tends to "normalize" and no memory of the problem behavior is retained. This creates a challenge for those who would like to help sufferers of alcoholism.

If alcoholism did not interfere with the ability of affected patients to live healthy and successful lives, it would not be considered a disorder. The financial, emotional, and social issues that result from alcoholism are its main symptoms.

Liquor Addiction and Abuse

Alcoholism is an addiction that most people don't see coming, as the majority of people don't start off by slamming hard liquor. The reality is, alcohol is so mainstream that just about everyone is going to get a taste of it at some point in time. The problem with alcohol and alcoholism, in general, is the fact that some people's brains are essentially wired for addiction, meaning they have more of a reward factor when it comes to consuming alcohol. The more a person engages in drinking things such as hard liquor, the more they are going to start to develop a dependence problem, which can be something that remains for life.

Each and every alcoholic is different when it comes to the way they drink, as some alcoholics that are addicted to hard liquor will start in the morning and likely continue through the day, while some may start at night. A huge portion of hard alcohol drinkers black out frequently, which essentially means they have no idea what happened. A very high percentage of people who drink hard liquor alcoholically wind up with legal trouble, problems at work, or even an inability to work, failed relationships across the board and health problems. One of the worst symptoms an alcoholic faces is they tend to lose confidence in themselves and develop depression and anxiety issues as a result. An alcoholic generally can't get a moment's rest, in that there is a constant, ever pressing urge to have a drink. The greatest way to convey this urge, which is not how normal people feel when they drink, is to make a person hold their breath. At first, they may be fine, but ultimately there is a stronger and stronger desire to breathe and ultimately, they are going to breathe.

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