These are some basics about alcohol dependence or abuse…..

These are some basics about alcohol dependence or abuse. 
  • Alcoholism or Alcohol Abuse is a progressive disease like Diabetes. It cannot be cured, only treated with ongoing support, AA and relapse prevention.
  • Denial or about severity of impairment or underestimating quantity or effects alcohol is a common
  • Downplaying the negative consequences of drinking minimizes the impact on self and family
  • Blame or complaining that family and friends are exaggerating
  • Using alcohol to “relax” with increased frequency and amounts
  • Recurrent use of alcohol in situations that are physically hazardous (driving)
  • Continued use despite having persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems caused or exacerbated by the effects of the substance
  • Blackouts
  • Arguments and losing emotional control
  • Hangovers, missing work and not attending to the demand of life

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