Symptoms of Chronic Alcohol Abuse
Chronic alcohol abuse can lead to serious consequences: poor health, dangerous behaviors and even death. To ignore the symptoms of alcoholism in yourself or someone you know is a bad idea. The problem isn’t going to go away on its own; it’ll only get worse.
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Chronic Alcohol Abuse
Individuals who suffer from chronic alcohol addiction become chemically dependent on alcohol just to feel “okay.” When a person who rarely drinks has alcohol, they experience a chemical “high.” They get a boost of endorphins, which makes them feel good or can numb pain. People who chronically abuse alcohol become addicted to this burst of endorphins and drink more and more often to feel good. However, their body becomes damaged and it will take more and more alcohol to recreate that feeling. In fact, they start just feeling bad whenever they don’t get their “fix” of alcohol. This is due to alcohol withdrawal, which can cause both physical and emotional side effects.
Chronic abuse of alcohol increases a person’s risk for diseases such as diabetes, organ failure and cancer. It can also cause death, particularly with sudden seizures or heart palpitations. The poor behavior that comes along with alcoholism can lead alcoholics to drive drunk, lose jobs, flunk school and lose friends and loved ones. Treat alcoholism as soon as you suspect abuse and you give the alcoholic a chance at a new life.
Chronic Alcohol Abuse Symptoms
If you suspect alcoholism, watch out for the most common chronic alcohol abuse symptoms. Just be aware that if it’s a loved one whom you suspect is suffering from alcohol addiction, they may go out of their way to hide their behavior.
Symptoms of alcohol abuse include:
- Flushed face
- Digestive difficulties
- Difficulty sticking to schedules and performing responsibilities
- Excessive drinking (more than two drinks per day for men and one drink per day for women)
- Drinking in the morning or during the day
- Drinking at different bars or shopping at different alcohol stores frequently
- Emotional outbursts and mood swings
You don’t have to be certain that you or a loved one is suffering from alcohol addiction before you get in touch with the Drug-Rehab.org placement counselors at 855-473-4227. Just give us a call and we’d be more than happy to discuss your situation and treatment options.
Getting Help for Chronic Alcohol Abuse
There are far more addiction treatment options than you might think. If you or your loved one has tried outpatient care, for example, and didn’t like it, perhaps you or they are more suited to inpatient care—or vice-versa. At Drug-Rehab.org, we fully research each treatment program we recommend and vouch for their effectiveness. Only our professional expertise can wade through all of the available options and guide you or your loved one to the most suitable form of treatment.
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