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Health and Social Alcohol Addiction


Billie Slingsby

on 9 November 2012

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Transcript of Health and Social Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Addiction Billie Slingsby &
Josie Hasell What is Alcohol Addiction? Symptoms Strategy 2 Strategy 3 Strategies to Overcome
Alcoholism.. Strategy 4 When a person is addicted to alcohol, they are dependent on the substance. This means they are physically or mentally dependent on alcohol to live their daily lives. If a person is addicted to alcohol they may experience both physical and physiological symptoms Strategy 1... Getting the person to admit that they have a problem and helping them to go seek help.. Get the patient to eliminate the things around them that may influence them to drink eg.
Get rid off all the alcoholic drinks in the house. Get the patient to agree to go to a support group to
see how they are not in this by themselves and how they can overcome their problem with the help of others.. Get the patient to consult their doctor to find out what the implications of their drinking are and how they can make themselves right again via a treatment plan. Psychological symptoms:
•Feeling of jumpiness or nervousness
•Feeling of shakiness
•Irritability or easily excited
•Emotional volatility, rapid emotional changes
•Difficulty with thinking clearly
•Bad dreams Physical symptoms:
•Headache - general, pulsating
•Sweating, especially the palms of the hands or the face
•Nausea and Vomiting
•Loss of appetite
•Insomnia, sleeping difficulty
•Rapid heart rate (palpitations)
•Eyes, pupils different size (enlarged, dilated pupils)
•Skin, clammy
•Abnormal movements
• Tremor of the hands
•Involuntary, abnormal movements of the eyelids
Severe symptoms:
•A state of confusion and hallucinations (visual) -- known as delirium tremens
•"Black outs" -- when the person forgets what happened during the drinking episode
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