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. We celebrate victories, birthdays and even small conversation with our old pals over a couple of bottles of beer. It does not really harm. The purpose is for socializing. Parties won’t be successful if not for those comfort drinks. It has been natural in us to like and take on drinking alcoholic drinks. In fact according to evolutionary psychology, we are genetically predisposed to like alcoholic drinks. During the hunter-gatherer age, the era where ancestors’ main job is hunting and gathering, people have already been open to the elements to these alcoholic drinks, not in a type 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.

In terms of ingestion, people are not the same when it comes to volume of alcohol intake. There are differences on the frequency of drinking it. Alcoholic drinkers are of three kinds: light, moderate, and heavy. If you go on asking 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. Moderate drinker on the other hand, 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 a heavy amount and volume, and does not care or keep tabs on how much they have already consumed. Instead of drinking to socialize, these people socialize in order to drink. It has been a way to delight them. Ingesting large amounts of alcoholic drinks brings pleasant sensations to them. In the long run, or in short time, these heavy drinkers become enslaved by alcohol addiction.

According to the Webster dictionary, alcohol addiction is defined as the continuous excessive and compulsive taking 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 not really a bad drink. Studies have even found uses, benefits and advantage to this considered “common plague” to mankind. According to studies, if used in the proper context, alcohol could be used to save lives, and not waste lives. But for the case of alcohol addicts, they just make use of alcohol to the extent. Vast quantities of alcohol is being taken in. 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. Everyone can be a victim. Alcohol addiction can even become a big problem addiction because it will be a hard habit to break. Trying to get away from it would result to you becoming easily irritated, moody and worst of all abusive.

Fights are not only the expected result of alcohol addiction. It also makes an individual dysfunctional. All of your time, you will be preoccupied on contemplating about your craving and urge to take in alcohol. You will lose you control for once you get your hands over a bottle of bear, you will not be able to stop, and you will surely demand for more. 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 affects everyone; it does not choose its victims.

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