What Is Alcohol Addiction?

  • Alcohol addiction means an inability to quit alcohol intake. Many people are used to taking small amounts of alcohol on regular basis. This is not addiction. But if the alcohol consumption becomes so much that it becomes impossible for a person to carry out normal tasks without the consumption of alcohol, then it is alcohol addiction. This is not at all normal and leads to several harmful effects on the general health conditions of a person. This is why treatment for alcohol addiction is necessary, our rehab centre is one of the best alcohol rehabilitation centre in Pune.

    SIDE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL: Chronic alcohol consumption can lead to several harmful effects on the body. It can affect the liver, pancreas, nerves, heart, etc. Chronic alcohol consumption can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, cardiac disease, polyneuropathy, sexual dysfunction, and nutritional deficiencies. Besides these effects, there are many psychological side effects of chronic alcohol consumption. These include depression, anxiety, fatigue, hallucinations, balance difficulties, and dementia. Alcohol addiction is particularly harmful to the babies of pregnant women. If a pregnant woman is an alcohol addict it is going to have several harmful physical and mental effects on the baby, unless she quits alcohol intake at least during the nine months of pregnancy.

    EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL: Sudden withdrawal of alcohol is neither easy nor advisable for a chronic alcohol consumer. This is because of the withdrawal effects faced by the affected person. GABA is a neuroinhibitor found in the body. The alcohol addicts lack a sufficient amount of GABA in their bodies as the alcohol reduces the amount of GABA. If alcohol is stopped suddenly, the body becomes immediately deprived of both the sufficient quantities of GABA and the alcohol, which leads to a burst of neurological synapses, as there is no appropriate inhibition available now. This leads to Seizures, Hallucinations, Convulsions, Shakes, and an increased risk of heart failure.

    TREATMENT: Alcohol addicts need proper help and support to overcome this problem. The centers for treating alcohol addiction particularly pay attention to specific points like the factors which led the person to consume alcohol, encouraging him/her to develop strong willpower, and other psychological support mechanisms.

    The treatment includes certain steps. Detoxification is a process of replacement of alcohol with certain drugs having similar effects but preventing the withdrawal symptoms of alcohol. This is discontinued after some time and psychotherapy are begun. Some patients are allowed to have a moderate intake of alcohol, but this all varies from person to person. All these different ways are aimed to prevent the withdrawal effects of alcohol and help the affected person attain a healthy lifestyle without the consumption of alcohol. The treatment also makes use of certain medicines which act on neurological and synaptic levels to prevent the withdrawal effects or to treat any damage already occurred.

    CONCLUSION: Alcohol addiction is a disease and should be treated both psychologically and medically as required. It needs strong willpower as well as strong support from the person's family and social contacts. If left untreated, it can lead to disastrous effects which although otherwise, were preventable. You can reach out to us through our website to get the best treatment for alcohol addiction. Trucare Trust is one of the best rehabs in Pune.

    As there are many facilities to help and deal with such alcohol and drug-related issues in India, there are many top rehab centers in India where top-notch accommodation facilities are thus provided. Having the basic amenities of air-conditioned rooms and dormitories with the supply of hot water, veg and non-veg food menu, satellite TV, and the availability of indoor games, the rehab centers also have a 24/7 medical and support staff, with a panel of medical and psychiatric staff and also an experienced counseling team with top reputed therapists. One will also have the 24/7 availability of ambulances with clean and modern living areas which would indeed provide positive health being.

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