Wednesday, 03 Sep, 2008 Health & Fitness

Knowing Alcohol Addiction Symptoms Means Being Armed against It


Alcohol is one of the major problems of the 21st century. Many people have found a way of relieving stress and avoiding depression by consuming alcohol without thinking about the close ones. This way hundreds of thousands of people suffer from alcohol both directly and indirectly, i.e. from being around people, suffering from alcohol addition.

Keeping the family away from alcohol, or any drugs, is very important for everyone, thus knowing the signs of alcohol abuse is crucial, because as sooner those signs are recognized, the more time there is to help the addicted person.

Among other signs of alcoholism one should distinguish apathy and secrecy (when a person tries to hide the real quantity of alcohol he or she consumes). This way, if the closest ones are unable to distinguish these and other symptoms, it could lead to negative consequences, such as lack of responsibility, financial difficulties as well as disregarding one's health and other consequences.

Effects of alcohol abuse cannot be positive as alcohol is one of the most dangerous and addictive drugs, which makes thousands of people suffer, mostly indirectly.

However, if it is already too late, there is still a chance for rehabilitation. Such rehab centers as Cliffside Malibu know perfectly what their job is. Their job is to help people in trouble; to help people who are confused and those who seek comfort in alcohol and drugs.

Centers like Cliffside Malibu should only have the role of a last means, a last resort, because everyone must be aware of the fact that anyone of the closest people could fall a victim of the alcohol, thus everyone must know what the drugs and alcohol consumption effects are.

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//2 Oct 03, 2008 04:18 PM | posted by: sharaeff [InfoMANIAC]
The main problem here is that an alcoholic will never admit that he has got this addiction and will never ask for help. Signs of alcoholism are not so difficult to distinguish, it's more difficult to make an addicted person accept help. Today there are a lot of clinics that offer different kinds of treatment, but the main factor that helps to overcome this addiction is still person's own desire and will.
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//1 Sep 04, 2008 04:29 AM | posted by: Sheila Joyce Gibbs
Good article! And the Malibu Rehab is extremely well versed in another severe & ongoing Alcohol caused problem. That being Health damage ('s).
And it can/does hit those that are NOT necessarily addicted. Just regular after work drinkers. AND when that hits, there are NO rehabs to cure you.
Giving up liquor is no problem, but dealing with a continual health affliction, that you've never ever HAD, well, that's not easy at all !
Everyone must help in encouraging our Gov't to force all liquor manufacturers, to display LARGE HEALTH WARNING LABELS on each container! Hopefully that will help our young people's future somewhat.

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