Addiction Education: Top 5 things to know about Alcohol
This post is more or less meant for the families and friends of those whom are suspected of being under the influence of harmful substances. In order to solve the problem, we need to know what the problem is. Although we may know what drug someone is addicted to, we may not always be aware of the nuances regarding that certain drug. It may help to hear some general information that not everyone knows about.
How it Works
Although when used sparingly, alcohol can be a recreational vice. However, it is very capable of being abused. Alcohol affects the body in numerous ways. The strengths of the effects increase depending on the amount and frequency of consumption. The greater the concentration of the substance, the faster it is absorbed into the bloodstream. Once Alcohol enters the brain, it disrupts the communication channels. This affects not only speech, but also mood and thoughtful coordination. It first enters the bloodstream by dissolving into the water in the blood. Once that happens, the bloodstream carries the alcohol throughout the body and dissolves wherever it can. This in tern affects most parts of the body very quickly.
How we treat it
There are many routes to treat alcohol addiction, but they all go hand in hand for the goal of abstinence. Our rehabilitation programs feature comforting, therapeutic programs for our patients. We are there for the patient and walk with them through detoxification, therapeutic consultations, possible medications, nutrition plans, physical and social coaching. Ultimately the goal is to get patients back onto their own feet and stand against addiction in their own lives.
Short term Symptoms
Loss of Motor Skills
(For Pregnant Women) Miscarriage or Birth defects
Alcohol Long term Symptoms
High Blood Pressure
Risk of Dementia and other memory impairments
Loss of productivity
Heart Muscle Poisoning
Risk of Cancer in the following:
Mental Health Issues:
Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms
DTs (Delirium Tremens or dangerous confusion)