What is Alcohol Addiction

People of different places and culture are fond of alcoholic drinks. It has already been a part that is instilled in some culture and in some places; it plays as a major part. Bottles of beer are always present whenever victories, and birthdays are celebrated. We even try to cure sadness with some bottles of beer. It’s no harm. The purpose is for socializing. Parties won’t be a success if not for those comfort drinks. It has been innate in us to like and engage into drinking alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic drinks are even genetically predisposed for us to consume as suggested by evolutionary psychology. During the hunter-gatherer age, the era where ancestors’ main job is hunting and gathering, people have already been open to these alcoholic drinks, not in a kind of drink but in the form of fruits. We are born with a sweet tooth. The sweet substance of alcohol made us like it. With the evolution of time, we learned to like odd tastes. Thus, the preference for the wide variety of alcoholic drinks.

When it comes to alcohol intake, people have differences in terms of ingestion. Every alcohol addicts varies on the frequency of drinking alcohol. There are three kinds of alcoholic drinkers: light, moderate, and heavy. If you ask people on what category or range they belong, some people would say they are light drinker, coz they drink very seldom and in a very light volume. On the other hand, moderate drinkers are those people who describe themselves as those who drink for social reason and drinks in an average volume and mostly when there is an occasion. And there are people who are heavy drinkers, people who drink and feast on drinks on large amount and volume, and does not care or keep tabs on how much they have already consumed. Heavy drinkers have become, people who drink not to socialize, but they are people who socialize to drink. It has been a method that delights them. Ingesting large amounts of alcoholic drinks is pleasant to them. Alcohol addiction would sooner set in.

But to define alcohol addiction, let’s take a look what would to Mrs. Webster and her other dictionary friends would say. According to what I have inferred from them, alcohol addiction, is continued excessive or compulsive use of alcoholic drinks that could become a chronic disorder which could lead to psychological and physical dependence or addiction.

Everything should be in moderation. Too much can kill you. Alcohol is never considered a bad drink. Studies have even found uses, benefits and advantage to this considered “common plague” to mankind. According to studies, if just used right, alcohol could be save lives, and not waste lives. On the other hand, alcohol addicts use alcohol in an extent level. They ingest alcohols in large amounts. This is a very sad case because alcohol creates tolerance. And worst, their quantity intake increases over time. A small amount would no longer do.

Alcohol addiction affects everyone; it does not choose its victims. Males, females and even babies inside a womb, can be a victim. Alcohol addiction can even become a big dilemma addiction because it will be a hard habit to break. would become easily irritated, moody and worst of all abusive.

Alcohol addiction will not only get you into a fight, it will also make you dysfunctional. All of your time, you will be busy contemplating about your craving and urge to drink. Once you get your hands on a bottle of beer, you will start to lose control. You will soon demand for more and stopping would be difficult. Over time, you will be physically dependent to alcohol; you will feel nauseated, anxious and shaky if you will try to stop drinking. As a result, you will have the need to drink greater amounts to get high again.

Alcohol addiction is a never ending cycle. Without intervention, you will be trapped in it.

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