The Dangers of Alcohol Addiction

The experience of drinking alcoholic beverages is not so much talked about because it is of common nature. It has been considered as a part of every social gatherings. The effects of alcohol is even quite common. Dizziness and the feeling of wanting to vomit are the results of drinking more than handful of alcohol in normal condition. This is famously referred to as being “tipsy”. Alcoholic drinks has ingredients that go to an area in the brain and change its role, thus, imbalance occurs, aggressive and risky behaviors, and irrational thinking. On the other hand, being tipsy can be helped. An ample amount of asleep and a cup of hot coffee is all a tipsy person needs to overcome the “tipsiness”

In the case of alcohol addiction, it is quite different. People who are tangled into alcohol addiction could not stop drinking despite the negative consequences. Alcohol addiction is a very big drinking problem wherein drinking alcoholic drinks becomes a habit to the person. This is quite a dilemma because the drinking habit may result to undesirable and negative effects. The main effect of alcohol addiction is to persuade the sufferer to drink at times and in amounts that are health damaging. The secondary damage is caused by an inability to control one's drinking manifests in different ways. There are different important social costs that alcohol addiction can give to one’s family and friends. Alcohol addiction can have adverse effects on mental health causing psychiatric disorders to develop.

On a very important note, one of the primary cause of abuse is due to alcohol addiction. Usually, among men, alcohol allows them to be very violent. The wives and children of the alcohol addict is usually the one most affected by this kind of violence. Though we may say that these people are not sober when they beat their wives and children but then, they could not take away the trauma and the painful memory they have left in their loved ones.

The reason of alcohol addiction can be attributed to one’s genes. If one traces his family tree, and one of his family members or ancestors are alcoholics, then the person may be at risk for alcohol addiction. The gene responsible for alcohol addiction is currently being studied. However, there are also other factors that might contribute to one's alcohol addiction such as the kind of friends you have and the amount of stress you currently have.

As we all know, family is the basic unit in society. It is where the person first learns to talk, to think, to feel, and to response. When a father has a drinking problem, he could be a causal factor to his son’s drinking problem in the future. The child sees the father as a model. He is the primary role model for behaviors at home. Thus, the child may learn that it is alright to be drinking all the time. This is frightening because as the child grows, no one could be there to show him or her as to what is really right and wrong. The mother may not be aware of the transference that is occurring to her child.
Moreover, alcohol addiction is a disease that nobody seems to accept. An alcoholic may have a hard time accepting that he or she has a drinking problem. Some would say they are functional alcohol addicts. Still, it means the same. They are just in denial. Yes, they function well when they are sober, but as soon as they get their hands on a bottle of beer, they become the alcohol addicted dad or the alcoholic and violent son. Though the occurrence of alcohol addiction is common among men, women are not exempted. They are also at risk with alcohol addiction. They too could have alcohol problems.

Alcohol addiction is a situation that can manifest everyone. No man and woman is safe.


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