Alcoholism is loosely defined as drinking of alcoholic beverages with a lack of control. Alcoholism is a neurological disease. Those who suffer from alcoholism are termed alcoholics.
Alcoholism has both mental and physical side effects upon the drinker, relations and social life. Long-term drinking changes the structure and chemistry of the brain resulting in tolerance and physical dependency.
Chronic alcohol abuse damages nearly all organs of the body. Women appear more susceptible to the effects of alcoholism. This means getting treatment earlier in their addiction crucial.
There are 3 types of symptoms: Physical, Psychiatric and Social
Physical Symptoms of Alcoholism:
– Cirrhosis of the liver
– Alcoholic Dementia
– Heart Disease
– Nutritional Deficiencies
– Sexual Dysfunction
– Alcoholic liver disease & cancer
– Damage to the nervous system
Psychiatric Symptoms of Alcoholism:
– Organic Brain Syndrome & Panic Disorder
– Major Depression
– Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Borderline Personality Disorder
– Antisocial Personality Disorder.
– Bi-Polar Disorder.
– Impulse Disorders .
– Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Social Symptoms of Alcoholism:
– Higher likelihood of committing criminal offenses
– Domestic violence
– Rape, burglary & assault
– Legal consequences
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