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Alcoholic Symptoms

Alcohol is one of the most abused drugs in the world. With it being so readily available in all parts of society, it is no wonder why alcoholism is considered the worst addiction out of any drug, legal or illegal.  When alcoholism sets in, an alcoholic may at first be able to hide their sign of abuse. They may be able to juggle a life in normal society and one controlled by alcoholism. Not after long, the alcoholism will begin to affect the abusers life, and one will be able to spot certain physical and behavioral symptoms exhibited by the addict.

Losing Control to Alcohol

Many people do not know how to properly recognize alcoholic symptoms. With alcohol being so acceptable in today’s society, overlooking the fact that someone is drinking alcohol on a daily basis can be easily overlooked. When a person begins abusing alcohol, they will begin to exhibit certain tell-tale signs that they are losing their control to alcohol.   The individual may start having trouble sleeping without some sort of alcoholic beverage. They may even start waking up during the night and going to sneak an alcoholic drink to help them make it through the night.

Where many people would go grab a carton of milk, an alcoholic will grab a bottle of liquor. Instead of eating breakfast in the morning, someone beginning to abuse alcohol may drink some liquor or a beer.  The person is drinking to get away from some underlying issue. They are not drinking to simply celebrate like many people tend to do.  The alcoholic will drink to get intoxicated. One drink is never enough.

They will always want more and more until they reach a black point where they will then pass out.  The alcohol is used as a self-medication for some sort of emotional or physical problem.  When someone becomes addicted to a substance, they will plan their entire day’s activities, revolving around the substance. In the case of an alcoholic, they will stop partaking in activities that do not involve or allow them to drink alcohol.  Alcoholism pushes someone to put all their attention and priorities on getting alcohol and consuming it.

The first step to alcohol recovery is for the alcoholic to admit they have a drinking problem.  An alcoholic must take a look at their life and see all the grief and heart ache caused by drinking.  When one sees how their life has fallen apart as a result of their alcohol consumption, they can then admit to themselves that they have a drinking problem.  An alcoholic will attempt to make excuses for their drinking, but they must overcome these excuses by taking a look at how the benefits of sobriety greatly outweigh the benefits of drinking.  Once an alcoholic has admitted they have a drinking problem, only then can they work towards recovery.

Alcoholism Affects More Than Just The Alcoholic  

Alcoholism does not only affect the lives of those abusing alcohol but also the lives of loved  These people will no doubt spend time and energy trying to help the alcoholic, and will themselves get caught up in the cycle of disappointment and pain. Addicts tend to become extremely good manipulators, so they can keep their addiction going and hidden. An addict will make excuses to their family members why they need to drink.  They will ensure their families that they are going to change, or they are going to make big changes in their life. They know the exact words to say and will agree with most people that they need to change certain things. At first, friends and family will believe that they are not to blame for their actions and feel sorry for them, when the truth is the alcoholic has things in their life that they need to change and if they don’t they have no one else to blame for the drama and stress that is in their life. When they have people in their lives that care about them, they are hurting those people by leading them to believe that they intend to change. People do not want to admit to themselves that they were wrong about somebody, and they don’t want to look at their loved one as an addict who is totally out of control and being a bad person. They don’t want to admit to themselves that they have been fooled for so long, so they would rather go on living the lie, allowing the situation to deteriorate, than to take a strike against their pride. Sometimes it takes “tough love” from friends or family of an addict for the alcoholic to really understand what they are doing to those around them.

Gaining Control of Alcoholism

The first step to alcohol recovery is for the alcoholic to admit they have a drinking problem.  An alcoholic must take a look at their life and see all the grief and heart ache caused by drinking.  When one sees how their life has fallen apart as a result of their alcohol consumption, they can then admit to themselves that they have a drinking problem.  An alcoholic will attempt to make excuses for their drinking, but they must overcome these excuses by taking a look at how the benefits of sobriety greatly outweigh the benefits of drinking.  Once an alcoholic has admitted they have a drinking problem, only then can they work towards recovery.

For more information on alcoholism or how someone can regain control of their life from alcoholism call Narconon Arrowhead today at 800-468-6933.

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