Alcohol Addiction



Alcohol addiction becomes a problem when the individual feels unable to cope without it and/or when it prevents them from living a ‘normal’ life. When this happens it causes an uncontrollable desire for alcohol and this overrides the person’s ability to stop drinking, as with any other addictions, alcohol dependence can be very hard to break and it can be extremely difficult for an individual to acknowledge the existence of their problem. Alcohol addiction and substance abuse can cause problems in relationships, with careers and financially.

Hypnotherapy is often useful for the treatment of addictions, relaxation and techniques helping with stress, anxieties, depression and fears can be very effective. There will often be a root cause and finding this will have a great effective in and of itself, understanding why alcohol has become a problem and addressing this will be of massive help, will be using accessing your unconscious mind using hypnotherapy and often people will get great results very quickly.

Many individuals suffering from alcohol dependency will find it difficult to accept and acknowledge their problem and because of this it may remain undetected for years. However it is possible to rebuild lives and to get control over addictions with the right help and support. People from alcohol dependency often experience feelings of guilt, shame and remorse but despite constant and persistent efforts to control the habit they can find this difficult on their own. There is no shame in asking for help.

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Health Issues
Health problems associated with excess alcohol consumption include cirrhosis of the liver, heart complications, depression, anxiety and damage to the brain and nervous system. Current UK Government guidelines recommend that women should drink no more than two to three units of alcohol each day and men no more than three to four units per day. Current research also suggests that approximately a quarter of men and one in six women drink enough to put their health at risk in the UK.

Symptoms of Alcoholism and Binge Drinking:

  • Persistent and secret drinking
  • Mood swings
  • An overwhelming desire to drink
  • Loss of control
  • Lack of or losing ability to concentrate
  • Memory blackouts
  • Losing and/or lacking of interest in other things and people
  • Growing tolerance to alcohol
  • Nausea, sweating, anxiety, panic attacks and physically shaking

Causes of Excessive Alcohol Consumption
There are a number of factors are thought to lead to alcohol dependency, factors such as peer pressure, friends and that alcohol is easily available and socially acceptable. Certain genetic factors can also play a role alcohol dependency can run in the family or be more prevalent in certain areas.

Warning Signs of Alcoholism

Sometimes the warning signs of alcohol abuse are very noticeable. Other times, they can take longer to surface. When alcohol addiction is discovered in its early stages, the chance for a successful recovery increases significantly.

Common signs of alcoholism include:

  • Being unable to control alcohol consumption
  • Craving alcohol when you’re not drinking
  • Putting alcohol above personal responsibilities
  • Feeling the need to keep drinking more
  • Spending a substantial amount of money on alcohol
  • Behaving differently after drinking

If you feel as though your alcohol consumption is taking a toll on your life, it’s important to find treatment options that will help you kick you alcohol addiction to the curb. Your doctor will be able to offer professional medical assistance if you are concerned about your drinking. Seeking help for alcoholism sooner rather than later gets you back on track to living a healthy, fulfilling life.

Alcohol addiction as described by the NHS – HERE

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