Alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse refers to a pattern of drinking that leads to significant impairment or distress. It can take many different forms and may involve drinking too much too often, binge drinking, or drinking despite negative consequences. Here are some common signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse:

  1. Drinking more than intended or for longer than planned
  2. Being unable to cut down or stop drinking despite trying to do so
  3. Spending a lot of time drinking or recovering from the effects of alcohol
  4. Continuing to drink despite negative consequences such as problems at work, school, or with relationships
  5. Neglecting important responsibilities or activities because of drinking
  6. Engaging in risky behaviors while under the influence of alcohol, such as driving under the influence or having unprotected sex
  7. Developing a tolerance to alcohol and needing more to achieve the desired effect
  8. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not drinking, such as shaking, sweating, and nausea.

Alcohol abuse can have serious negative consequences for both physical and mental health, including liver disease, heart disease, cancer, depression, anxiety, and memory problems. It can also lead to accidents, injuries, and even death.

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol abuse, it is important to seek professional help. Treatment may involve a combination of counseling, medication, and support groups to help manage cravings, reduce the risk of relapse, and address underlying issues that may be contributing to the problem.

Author: Linda Turner

Coaching and Therapy Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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