My Dad and Dementia

Hello, everyone! Am Naaz (name changed), working as a writer in a reputed company. All am going to share is a few words about my lovely dad’s dementia. Like every other kid in this world, I too grew up by seeing my dad as a hero. His biggest plus is being nice to everyone without […]

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MORE THAN JUST A DISEASE RELAP...

Relapse can always bring a full stop to a refreshed curing therapy. What causes this to happen? As cited below through a few examples, are negative emotional states, physical discomfort, positive emotional states, conflicts with others etc.etc. Most important to remember is that relapse doesn’t mean that the treatment process is a failure or the […]

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ECT- A prompt and effective cu...

It’s a pity that even over 70 years after the first successful demonstration of its efficacy in the treatment of acute mental illnesses like schizophrenia, there is still very little informed public opinion about Electroconvulsive Therapy or ECT. Although, it is a fact that ECT is one of the most effective method for treating severe […]

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Yoga and beating alcoholism

Alcoholism is the dependency on alcohol that has a physiological and psychological impact on a person’s life. According to WHO, about 30% of Indians consume alcohol, out of which 4-13% are daily consumers and up to 50% of these, fall under the category of hazardous drinking. Another worrying trend from India is that the average […]

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Beating Addiction Stigma and S...

Recent Post How to find the best psychiatric hospital in Bangalore? It also provides the facility for family members to stay along with the patient; who gives them a better understanding of the…….. Is Manic Depression Genetic/ Hereditary? A chemical known as serotonin in the brain, has strong affects on an individual’s mood. The abnormalities […]

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Binge Drinking Effects

Alcohol Addiction

Binge Drinking Effects

Do you know 70 percent of the youths in the India are binge drinkers? Yes, being one among those people, Rajiv says “To be honest, I find it harder to control the desire to binge drink. I feel displeased with myself and I am even not sure if I can come out of this behavior.”

 

Binge drinking refers to a practice of consuming large amounts of alcohol in a short duration of time or in simple ‘drinking to get drunk’. Binge drinking or abusing alcohol over long periods of time leads to serious health complications. Alcohol abuse even harms an individual in terms of crime, violence, accidents, etc.

 

Why do people Binge Drink?

 

Research studies show that there is a gradual increase in the number of binge drinkers every year. But, what makes a person to binge drink? Upon being asked for the reason, some say they do it to forget problems and some for socializing or fun, while others say for rebelling and to test tolerance. Many of them aren’t aware that they are digging their own graves in this enigma. Binge drinking not only has short-term effects but also has long-term effects on the person.

 

Effects of Binge Drinking

 

The effects of binge drinking depend on the quantity of alcohol person consumes, body weight, medical history of the person and how fast the person drinks. The effects include-

 

  • It causes serious mental illnesses
  • Feeling of nausea and memory loss
  • It leads to heart problems and neurological disorders
  • A significant injury to the liver and brain
  • It leads to psychological and physical dependence on alcohol
  • People develop stress, depression, anxiety, thus causing insomnia
  • It leads to sexual dysfunction
  • The immune system gets weakened
  • Increase in the risk of cancers of the throat, mouth, oesophagus, etc.

 

Prevention plays an important role in decreasing the number of binge drinkers. Knowing the harmful effects of drinking and seeking immediate help for the same would be the first step to recovery.

To cut down alcoholism is not a difficult task. A good support and guidance from your family or your friends might help you out in getting rid of alcohol addiction. In worst cases, you may rely on support groups, medical counseling, and psychological help. You can also go through alcohol treatment methods and medications to get out of this maze.

 

You need not continue living with the alcohol addiction. Visit Cadabam’s on www.cadabams.org/anunitha and know more about the best treatment options for alcohol addiction from our best psychiatrists and medical experts. If you or

someone you know is looking out for an assistance for recovery from alcohol abuse, Call us @+919611194949 and begin the journey to happiness and wellness.

 

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