How to Put an End to Your Alcohol Addiction
A beverage that contains an ample or substantial amount of ethanol, which is commonly called as alcohol, and a depressant, is called as an alcoholic drink or alcoholic beverage. Alcoholic drinks that are taken in lower dosage may cause sociability, reduced anxiety, and euphoria, while in higher dosage may cause unconsciousness, intoxication or drunkenness and stupor. Alcoholic beverages plays a very important social role in different cultures, which is why it is recognized as one of the most widely used recreational drugs in every parts of the world. Alcoholic beverages are legal in most countries, however, long-term use of such beverage can lead to different unhealthy habits and diseases, such as alcoholism, alcohol abuse, and physical dependence.
Alcohol dependence is defined as a previous psychiatric diagnosis of an alcoholic drinker who is psychologically and physically dependent on the act of drinking alcohol. The said previous psychiatric diagnosis was then diverted as alcohol use disorder or alcoholism and alcohol abuse. The act of an individual to have a recurring harmful use of alcohol or ethanol, even if there is an evident negative consequence on such act is called as alcohol abuse. There are two types of alcohol abuse, namely the ones who are anxiety-ridden and can go without drinking for long duration of time, but once they start they are unable to control themselves; and the other type are the ones who have the tendencies to seek pleasure from drinking alcohol and are also anti-social. Alcoholism is basically defined as a disease and such is an addiction to drink alcohol of a person who is commonly called as an alcoholic.
Alcoholism can definitely be cured or treated but such tends to gets worse over time and in result may kill the individual who is addicted to such drink. Alcohol addiction may cause the condition called as social stigma, in a way that alcoholics tends to feel ashamed of their drinking habits, and some of their impulse includes avoidance of getting any help, refusing to believe that they are alcoholics, and tries to avoid their drinking habit. An alcoholic who wants to stop their unhealthy drinking habits may be successful in various ways, and that will definitely happen if they do it on their own free will. There are some websites that contains information about alcoholism and the writers have provided helpful ways for alcoholics on how they can stop such habits on their own. Some of the ways they provided includes weighing the pros and cons of drinking alcoholic beverages by writing them on a sheet of paper, forming new positive and healthier habits and do it routinely, share or tell others about your goals of stopping your drinking habits, getting yourself a new stress reliever, and lastly, is setting a limit to your drinking habit.