Sunday, 7 April 2013

Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism

By: Kieran Ali 

  • There are many signs and symptoms related to drinking problems. Alcoholism is considered a progressive disease, meaning that the symptoms and effects of drinking alcohol become increasingly more severe over time. 
  • Early signs of alcoholism problems:
    •  Frequent intoxication, 
    • An established pattern of heavy drinking and drinking in dangerous situations,
      • When Driving. 
      • Black-out drinking 
      • Drastic change in demeanour while drinking.
  • Symptoms of Alcoholism
    • For someone who is alcoholic or alcohol dependent, the symptoms include all of those associated with alcohol abuse.
    • The main symptom of alcohol abuse occurs when someone continues to drink after their drinking reaches a level that causes recurrent problems. 
      • Continuing to drink after it causes someone to miss work,.
      • Drive drunk, shirk responsibilities or get in trouble with the law is considered alcohol abuse.
Link to the National Council on a Alcoholism and Drug Dependance:

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