Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

Substance abuse causes substance addiction. It is a chronic disease characterized by the compulsive need to seek sub irrespective of its harmful effects. It causes lasting changes in the brain. In order to recover and undo effects of the substance, the individual and his family members must undertake rehabilitative measures. Rehabilitation helps encourage the addicted […]

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10 Things people who have over...

Alcohol addiction is more than just a drinking problem. It is a biological, progressive, chemical and a fatal disease. It can enlighten a sense of urgency and necessity due to its dependence but overcoming an addiction is so entrenched it is not an easy feat. People who have overcome addiction have been sailed two ships; […]

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Depression in Women

One in four women experiences depression at some point in time in their life. And women are twice as likely to experience clinical depression than men. Still wondering why the women in your life are crying most of the time, or feeling persistently sad, and has no interest in anything. Here is your answer: she […]

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The Family Impact: The social disadvantage and subordination of women on the one hand. And the rapid socio-cultural and economic changes on the other have significantly altered traditional structures and institutions within society. Such changes are invariably associated with social upheaval and drug abuse is a known outcome of such change. Drug abuse poses various […]

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Reinventing Mindful Eating

Reinventing Mindful Eating: Eating is an inevitable activity of everyday life. There was a time when this activity was carried on with utmost mindfulness, i.e. prayers were offered before beginning the meals, and after ending the meals slokas like Annapoorne Sada Poorne, Shankara Prana Vallabhe, Trayam were recited. Offering supplication (Du’ä) by Islam followers during the meal, […]

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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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