The highest number of addicts in the UK are addicted to alcohol. Drinking alcohol may lead to refusal and have extreme results.
Alcohol is legal and it is often referred to as 'Dutch Courage' as it reduces inhibitions and anxiety. Poor coordination and slurred speech are just a few of the many side effects of alcohol.
Everyone is not an alcoholic, but those people whose life is adversely affected by alcohol and they drink on regular basis and have alcohol disorder. Frequently, alcohol is ingested as a drink in a range of forms, such as beer, wine and hard Alcohol.
Beer Abuse And Addiction
The main ingredients in the alcoholic drink beer are water, barley, hops and yeast In comparison with wine and hard Alcohol, beer frequently has the littlest alcohol content by volume (ABV).
Normally these beers are consumed (Budweiser, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Corona, Busch, etc), it ranges from 2 to 12 percent but now decreases from 4 to 6 percent. To be within the legal drinking limit but not be allowed to drive, takes most people 2 to 3 beers.
Beer has become equivalent with some activities in British lifestyle. Drinking games on college grounds, happy hours are the activity for workers and it would be extremely difficult to find an event without alcohol.
Microbreweries are becoming popular and is where the drinking establishment brews their own beer. Some of the craft beers being brewed do have one major problem and that is that they have a higher alcohol content than the average draft with some going as high as 12 percent.
Anyone who drinks beer whether only at social gatherings or only those who take only craft beer is at risk of becoming an alcoholic addict. Someone in trouble with beer consumption will show the following signs they will be drinking long after everyone else at a function and also seek to drink each time they face a challenging or uncomfortable situation. Seek help today for your beer addiction.
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Dependency And Abuse Of Wine
The juice fruits like grapes, pomegranates and berries when it's fermented become wine. It has many flavors and typically it is white and red in color.
The most common white wines in the UK are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, while the most popular reds are Merlot, Shiraz and Pinot Noir. The different varieties are based on the grapes used.
Wine has more alcohol in a given quantity compared to beer. A small glass of wine around 5 oz is equivalent in alcohol content to a 12oz glass of beer. Mostly wine is consumed at parties and with gourmet cheese and wafer pairings. It's classed as a "high-class" drink so it may be more difficult to see when someone has an issue.
Wine adverts tend to target women and in the UK, 64 percent of wine drinkers are women. So it became clear that women might be utilizing wine excessively. This is not to say that both men and women can't become addicted to drinking wine. There is a major problem with those people who are using and drinking wine excessively to fight with stress and anxiety. If you are seeking help with a wine drinking problem get help today.
Reliance On Alcohol
Alcohol is the overall name for hard alcoholic drinks or spirits, such as tequila, vodka, gin, rum and whiskey. Spirits are regularly mixed with water or soda, and its ABV is higher than either beer or wine. The normal size of a spirit is 25ml. When Alcohol is consumed neat or as a shot, it's not mixed with other drinks. When alcohol is combined with soda, carbonation increases the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream and creates intense side effects. Drinking shots can lead to a higher consumption of alcohol as they are easier to consume due to the small amount of liquid.
Those who have been drinking for long can pinpoint exactly what each type of drink makes them feel. Science has still to demonstrate this, with researches showing that alcohol generates equal symptoms in everybody, despite the kind of beverage being ingested. In a social background in which an alcoholic drink is ingested might affect the drinker's consciousness of their own intoxication. Drinking a glass of wine at home with dinner could have the effect of comfort and contentment while drinking a few Tequila shots in a buzzing nightclub will have a different type of feeling.
A person who feels like they can't start or finish their day without a particular drink is likely to be suffering from serious alcohol use disorder. No matter what type of alcohol is consumed the risk of addiction is the same. If you're suffering from alcohol addiction, get help today.
Understanding Binge Drinking
A subdivision of problem drinkers, binge drinkers are men that ingest five or more alcoholic beverages or women that drink four or more drinks during a period of two hours. A non addicted binge drinker may be able to stop drinking on their own. An addict to alcohol may try to stop but cannot do it without assistance. Repeated binging over a long time may become an alcohol dependency.
Alcohol Immediate Effects
As a central nervous system (CNS) depressant, alcohol reduces psychological and physical processes. A person may feel less stressed or anxious when they have their first drink. With the use can be social lubricant, the individual will feel less worried about how they are seen by people and feel trust to meet with new people.
Alcohol is legal and accepted as a social pastime so it can be difficult to see the difference between casual use and addiction. When alcohol causes harmful actions, its consumption has then become abuse. Some negative consequences of alcohol include
- Physical sickness and harm
- Causing relationship problems
- Having problems at work
- Financial problems
Addiction abuse becomes addiction when it escalates in frequency.
Dependency On Alcohol
Being unable to stop drinking even when it is causing serious health, social or professional problems and craving for alcohol is what is known as alcoholism or alcohol addiction. An alcoholic addict will display the following; over-drinking, failing to control or stop drinking, always needing more than before to get drunk, going through withdrawal symptoms when they miss a drink, neglecting responsibilities so they can drink, and spending money intended for other purposes on alcohol. Take our quiz to discover if your drinking habits are an issue.
There are people classified as high-functioning alcoholics. A person who is able to work or continue with their personal life and work without them being affected by their drinking problem is called a high-functioning alcoholic.
It was approximated that nearly half of alcoholics fall into this group by an article in the new York times. Some of the public that make a big part of these people are lawyers, professors and doctors.
High-functioning alcoholics barely identify they have an issue once they deal with serious alcohol-related situations. The problem can be that this type of alcoholic can continue drinking in the same way for many years without realising they have a problem.
Alcohol And Other Drugs
Mixing of alcohol with other drugs is very common nowadays since alcohol is a common part of our everyday lives. When alcohol is mixed with drugs such as Benzodiazepines or certain pain killers, this can be quite dangerous since all these drugs are CNS suppressants. When alcohol is mix with other substances it can become poisonous.
Statistics Of Alcohol Abuse And Addiction
Get Help For An Addiction To Alcohol
You do not have to suffer through recovery on your own. It is a challenging task to try and stop taking alcohol on your own. Help is available in the form of support groups that are designed for that purpose. With the help of devoted treatment centers, give yourself a chance for recovery. Call one of our helpful staff on 0800 772 3971 today.