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 does not really harm. The purpose is for socializing. 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 era where ancestors’ main job is hunting and gathering, people have already been open to these alcoholic drinks, not in a type 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. Every alcohol addicts varies on the frequency of drinking alcohol. There are three kinds of alcoholic drinkers: light, moderate, and heavy. If you go on asking people on what category or range they belong, some people would say they are light drinker, coz they drink very infrequently and in a very light volume. On the other hand, moderate drinkers are those people who describe themselves as those who drink for social reason and drinks in an average volume and mostly when there is an occasion. And there are people who are heavy drinkers, people who drink and 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 is pleasant to them. In the long run, or in short time, these heavy drinkers become enslaved by alcohol addiction.

But to define alcohol addiction, let’s take a look what would to Mrs. Webster and her other dictionary friends would say. According to what I have inferred from them, alcohol addiction, is continued excessive or compulsive use of alcoholic drinks that could become a chronic disorder which could lead to psychological and physical dependence or addiction.

Everything should be in moderation. Too much can kill you. Alcohol is not really a bad drink. Studies have even found uses, benefits and advantage to this considered “common plague” to mankind. According to studies, if just used right, 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. Vast quantities of alcohol is being taken in. This is a very sad case because alcohol creates tolerance. And worst, their quantity intake increases over time. A small amount would no longer do.

Alcohol addiction affects everyone; it does not choose its victims. Males, females and even babies inside a womb, can be a victim. Alcohol addiction will even become a big problem 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 desire 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. The cycle never ends because it will always end to drinking more quantities of alcohol.

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.




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