Admitting to yourself that you do have a problem, and that you will probably need some help from a Utica alcohol detox center, is a requirement for you to turn things around. Of all the drugs that are capable of ruining a person s life, alcohol may be the hardest to shake. The legal aspect of it and because it is the centerpiece of many social gatherings the temptations to drink continually surround us with reminders of what fun and how sexy it is. That glamorous fa ade fades quickly when alcohol becomes a controlling factor in your life. But, stopping cold turkey can be dangerous and may not be advised. Alcohol is a toxin that when drunk with regularity changes the metabolic makeup of the human body. An alcohol dependent body reacts with the shakes, nausea, hallucinations, and disorientation when its drink is deprived. In the worse case scenarios of quitting cold turkey a person may fall into seizures which can threaten his very life. A Utica alcohol treatment center can guide a person through the steps of alcohol detox and alcohol rehabilitation and pave a way for a program that can have long lasting positive results.
Alcoholism, also known as “alcohol dependence and alcohol addiction” is a disease that that has as its base, four definitive symptoms:
a. Craving: An intense desire or compulsion to drink alcohol.
b. Loss of control: The inability to manage one’s drinking alcohol on any given occasion.
c. Physical dependence: Alcohol withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety, occur when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking.
d. Tolerance: The need to drink greater amounts of alcohol in order to experience the same effect
Yes, alcoholism is a disease. This has been established by the American Meidcal Association. The craving that an alcoholic feels for alcohol can be as strong as the need for food or water. An alcoholic will continue to drink despite serious family, health, financial or legal consequences.
Like many other diseases, alcoholism is chronic, meaning that it lasts a person's lifetime; it usually follows a predictable course; and it has symptoms. The risk for developing alcoholism, alcohol dependence or alcohol addiction is influenced by genetics, environment and lifestyle.
Alcohol abuse treatment differs from alcoholism treatment in that detox is not necessary because a person suffering from alcohol abuse lacks the physical addiction and intense cravings that one suffering from alcoholism would experience.
The first step in alcohol abuse treatment is abstinence. If you have a problem with controlling the amount of alcohol you consume, just stay away from it altogether to eliminate the risk of binge drinking. You must train yourself to live without alcohol. To do this you should avoid people and places that make drinking the norm, such as bars and parties where alcohol will be consumed. Enlist the help and support of your family and friends, and try to establish a new hobby to replace drinking alcohol. Do something that makes you feel good about yourself and about what you're doing, such as volunteer work or a new exercise regiment.
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