Seeing The Warning Signs
In order to get a loved one away from the destructive life of alcohol abuse, it is necessary that you look out for the warning signs that may signal towards a problem that needs immediate handling.
People who suffer from alcohol abuse show some general signs and symptoms that can work as an indication for you. These include:
• Lack of interest in activities and hobbies that one frequently engaged in the past
• Declining performance at work or school
• Strong mood swings with frequent show of aggression
• Slurred speech, bloodshot eyes as well as coordination and memory lapses
• Increasingly isolated and secretive behavior
• Messy physical appearance with almost no interest towards personal hygiene
• Negative impact on personal relationship with family and friends
Consequences of Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol abuse is a problem that can snatch away almost all semblance of a normal life from a person. Your life becomes completely dependent on alcohol and you cannot survive without your drink.
Alcohol abuse has nothing but negative consequences on the life of the patient. Your health as well as your life becomes completely destroyed and embroiled in the black web of addiction.
• Your work suffers and you find it hard to keep up with your professional commitments
• Financial problems become too much too handle
• Family life suffers even leading to divorces and separation
• Loss of weight
• Sleep disorders and sexual problems
• Severe alcoholism leads to cirrhosis of the liver
Preventing Alcohol Abuse
If you need to get your life back on track and get rid of alcoholism you need to change your habits and make different lifestyle choices.
• You need to get rid of the so called friends who are toxic for you and are responsible for your habit
• Develop healthy habits like exercising
• Keep away from places and activities that involve alcohol
Alcohol Treatment and Rehab
Professional help may be a necessity when the problem of drinking is severe. Rehab and treatment program for alcohol includes brief intervention, group as well as one-on-one counseling, residential and inpatient stay.