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Life Through The Eyes Of An Alcoholic.
Transcript of Life Through The Eyes Of An Alcoholic.
There are many diseases from alcohol, Here is a list of some of them.
Pharynx cancer (Throat)
Larynx cancer (voice box)
Colon and Rectum cancer
There are many consequences from drinking alcohol. They can come from driving while on the substance,saying something, doing something you didnt think about or even just drinking alone. Here is a long list of alcoholic consequences.
In the previous slide there was a list of MINOR consequences compared to these due to alcohol.
Divorce- When you drink, you affect everyone in your family from your wife or husband and kids and even your extended family. Divorce leads to broken up familys financial issues and possibly losing everything.
Death- When you drink you make terrible choices. Drinking can put you in the driver seat of a vehicle when your least expecting it. Driving Drunk accounts for approximatley 10500 traffic deaths or 31%. Drunks tend to be the most dangerous on the road and anywhere else they tend to be. I can relate to this as my dad and uncle where in a head on drunk driving accident when they where 16. For them the scars live on to this day. My dad was in a hospital bed for up to three months and the drunk driver was killed.
Blood alcohol level Pts.
Life Through The Eyes Of An Alcoholic.
Effects on your social life
There are many effects to your social life when you become an alcoholic. When you become an alcoholic you turn into a totally different person. You start to be late to work and social events,miss appointments and recorded dates and much more. Excessive drinking tends to effect your family members as well.
How to tell If someone is an alcoholic.
Common signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse and alcoholism are:
Drinking as a way to relax or de-stress.
Continuing to drink even though your alcohol use is causing problems in your relationships.
Experiencing repeated legal problems on account of your drinking.
Using alcohol in situations where it’s physically dangerous.
Repeatedly neglecting your responsibilities at home, work, or school because of your drinking.
Drinking for fun.
Drinking for no particular reason.
How alcohol can lead you to drugs
When you drink you become more apt to try things youve never done and do something reckless. Alcohol is one of the worlds most dangerous drugs yet it is sold almost everywhere.
When you stop drinking you start thinking,and when you keep in drinking you get turned in to drugs like marijuanna,cocaine,crystal meth and even prescription pain killers. (14)
What Is Alcoholism?
An addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency is the dictionary definition of alcoholism. An alcoholic is the the person who suffers from the disease alcoholism. Alcoholics are obsessed with alcohol and cannot control how much they consume, even if it is causing serious problems at home, work, and financially. An alcoholic knows neither when nor how to stop drinking.
How Alcoholism is developed
Alcoholism is developed at the teen drinking stage. When teens drink their brain sends messages as it is still developing. Statistics show that teens who have parents that are alcoholics are four times more likely to end up an alcoholic theirselves. (1,2,3)
Addiction begins with one drink then two then three then so on and so forth. (8)
How alcohol effects the human body.
Alcohols effect on the brain and body depend on the ways you drink-such as how much and how often-as well as your age,gender and overall health status. Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. These disruptions can change mood and behavior, and make it harder to think clearly and move with coordination. Drinking to much over a long period of time can cause problems of the heart like stroke,high blood pressure,arrhythmias-irregular heart beat and cardiomyopathy-stretching of the heart muscle. Heavy drinking also leads to problems of the liver like alcoholic hepatitis fibrosis, cirrhosis and steatosis-or fatty liver.
The chart varies for men and
women. For example my BAC
after 5 drinks in one hour would
be .11 . (10)
High Blood Pressure
Weak Eye muscles
Heart Problems and Diseases
Disruption of menstration
Loss of Friends and Family
Low self Esteem
Drunk Driving Fatalities are a very tolling thing to families through out the U.S
Alcohol effecting you financially
The economic effects of alcohol abuse are as damaging to the nation as the health effects, affecting the family, the community, and persons of all ages.Health care costs for families with an alcoholic member are twice those for families without one, and up to half of all emergency room admissions are alcohol related. The cost of alcohol alone can put you deep in to debt. If you become an alcoholic you tend to loose your job and become unable to support your family. If this happens then you become bankrupt could loose your house and even end up onthe streets eating off of food stamps and out of trash cans. If alcohol alone doesnt sink you like the Titanic then your second ice berg will be the financial crisis you will hit.
Life saving tips
If you notice someone suffering from alcohlism you need to act fast. If you’re ready to admit you have a drinking problem, you’ve already taken the first step. It takes tremendous strength and courage to face alcohol abuse and alcoholism head on. Reaching out for support is the second step.Whether you choose to go to rehab, rely on self-help programs, get therapy, or take a self-directed treatment approach, support is essential. Recovering from alcohol addiction is much easier when you have people you can lean on for encouragement, comfort, and guidance. (16)
Alcoholic rehab centers
Here are some places for alcohol rehabilitation.
Non 12step Rehab
Malibu Horizon (17)
Prominence Treatment Center
St. Gregory Recovery Program
Alternatives Addiction Treatment
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