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What is Alcohol Addiction

People of different places and culture are fond of alcoholic drinks. It will always be a major part of every culture. We celebrate victories, birthdays and even small conversation with our old pals over a couple of bottles of beer. It’s no harm. Socializing would always be considered as the primary reason for it. Parties won’t be a success if not for those comfort drinks. It has been innate in us to like and engage into drinking alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic drinks are even genetically predisposed for us to consume as suggested by evolutionary psychology. On the time of the hunter-gatherer age, the period where ancestors’ main job is hunting and gathering, people have already been open to these alcoholic drinks, not in a kind of drink but in the form of fruits. Being born with a sweet tooth, we form a liking on what we tasted. With the evolution of time, we learned to like odd tastes. Thus, the preference for the wide variety of alcoholic drinks.

In terms of ingestion, people are not the same when it comes to volume of alcohol intake. There are differences on the frequency of drinking it. There are three kinds of alcoholic drinkers: light, moderate, and heavy. If you ask people on what category or range they belong, some people would say they are light drinker, coz they drink very seldom and in a very light volume. Moderate drinker on the other hand, are those people who describe themselves as those who drink in order to socialize and drinks in an average volume and mostly when there is an occasion. Meanwhile, heavy drinkers are people who feast on drinks on large amount and volume, and does not care or keep tabs on how much they have already consumed. Instead of drinking to socialize, these people socialize in order to drink. It has been a way to delight them. Ingesting large amounts of alcoholic drinks brings pleasant sensations to them. In the long run, or in short time, these heavy drinkers become enslaved by alcohol addiction.

According to the Webster dictionary, alcohol addiction is defined as the continuous excessive and compulsive taking of alcoholic drinks that could become a chronic disorder which could lead to psychological and physical dependence or addiction.

Too much of something is bad. Moderation is really the key. Alcohol is never considered a bad drink. Studies have even found uses, benefits and advantage to this considered “common plague” to mankind. According to studies, if used in the proper context, alcohol could be save lives, and not waste lives. But for the case of alcohol addicts, they just make use of alcohol to the extent. They ingest alcohols in large amounts. This is a very sad case because alcohol creates tolerance. There will be a need of increased alcohol dosage as you go on drinking.

The victims of alcohol addiction is never chosen. Males, females and even babies inside a womb, can be a victim. Alcohol addiction can even become a big dilemma addiction because it will be a hard habit to break. Trying to get away from it would result to you becoming easily irritated, moody and worst of all abusive.

Fights are not only the expected result of alcohol addiction. It also makes an individual dysfunctional. All of your time, you will be busy contemplating about your craving and urge to take in alcohol. You will lose you control for once you get your hands over a bottle of bear, you will not be able to stop, and you will surely demand for more. This will lead to dependence on alcohol that anxiety and nausea will result if you won’t grab some beers. As a result, you will have the need to drink greater amounts to get high again.

Alcohol addiction is a never ending cycle. Without intervention, you will be trapped in it.

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