AMPHETAMINE ADDICTION

What Is Amphetamine? Amphetamine is a form of synthetic stimulant type drug. It can provide a feeling of high competence to the individual’s central nervous system. In this period of time, the body might feel increased concentration and energy. Earlier, amphetamine was used to treat the mental health conditions. It can treat the conditions such […]

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia in...

Why Psychiatric Care is a Social Taboo in India: People approach multispeciality hospitals to visit cardiology, neurology, gastrology and everything but they won’t prefer to see a psychiatrist. Because in India, visiting a psychiatric care is considered as a social taboo. The individual feels that “What my friends and family will think of me if […]

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Heroin addiction began in the early 1900’s as the substance was produced and sold legally for the treatment of opiate addiction and other assortments of ailments. It was believed that heroin was no addictive or so the doctors were told it was not. Later they stopped producing it once they began to see many people […]

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“Lisa was diagnosed with Dementia at the age of 45 after memory loss and difficulty multitasking resulted in a poor performance report at her job as a nurse. The diagnosis quickly altered Lisa’s life and plans. Not only did she lose her job, but her plans for retirement drastically changed as well. She had expected […]

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Sobriety can feel like”S...

Congratulations to you have made the most difficult decision of your life: the decision to getting sober. Addiction sneaks up on us very slowly, and sooner or later it grabs us and takes control of our lives. If this has happened to you, then what we need to do is to take a good look […]

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Effects of Alcoholism

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Effects of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is medically diagnosed as a disease that exhibits itself in the individual’s frequent use of alcohol irrespective of its negative consequences. Death due to alcohol abuse is over 100,000 and is in an ever increasing state; from accidents to organ failures the effect is far and reaching.

Alcohol consumption affects the individual both mentally and physically. Let’s see some of the effects of alcohol.

  • Psychological effects

A lot of people who drink alcohol may believe that alcohol helps them cope with their issues, difficulties, emotional turmoil, stress, anxiety, but alcohol is in fact associated with a range of mental health problems like depression, risk-taking behaviour, disrupted sleeping patterns, anxiety, personality disorders and schizophrenia. Alcohol also affects areas of the brain associated with concentration, judgement, coordination, emotions and behaviour. The Mental Health Foundation also reported that, 65% of suicides has a relation to excessive drinking.

  • Health effects

Alcoholism is a progressive and chronic disease; being an cause and effect to a variety of diseases. Alcohol creates a great risk and perpetuates heart disease, stroke, hypertension, liver disease like cirrhosis and hepatitis, kidney damage, nutritional deficiencies, liver, mouth, throat, colon and breast cancer, lung infections, stomach ulcers and bleeding, infertility in woman, damage to the unborn causing foetal alcoholic syndrome, drop in sperm count, osteoporosis, dehydrates the skin, weaken your immune system, increases your risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection like HIV, hepatitis and Chlamydia, increases your risk of being injured and getting killed in fact 40% of fatal vehicular deaths and falls are caused due to alcohol.

Alcohol effects on the brain can be through both direct and indirect means. From dementia to brain damage caused due to hormonal and immune systems. Alcohol overall affects an individual’s learning and memory, reasoning and long-term planning. Long-term drinking can also result in permanent brain damage.

  • Behavioural effects

Alcohol lowers once inhibitions affecting judgment, lowers attention span, and motor in-coordination, loss of balance, lowers reaction time, blurred vision, confusion, slurred speech, dizziness, effects on mood like aggression or increased affection, and lower ability to feel pain.

  • Effects in women.

Research shows that women are at high risk for alcohol abuse. As women’s blood alcohol concentration tends to be higher, they are at greater risk for damage. Like infertility, menstrual cycles, and even early menopause.

Alcohol has an adverse effect on the social dynamics of an individual. Alcohol has a negative effect on an individual’s personality. From domestic violence, to violent behaviours alcohol is largely to be blamed. Research shows high rates in divorce, child neglect, homicides, etc. Children usually of alcoholic families face psychological and emotional troubles like anger, mistrust, fear, guilt and insecurities. Children of such families also end up being addicts themselves.

But there is hope for alcoholism. From psychological intervention to medical detox all aid in warding off effects of alcoholism. For deaddiction programs, detoxfication and relapse prevention programs contact +9611194949.

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