What is Alcohol Addiction, Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse?

The effects of alcohol addiction can be devastating. Alcohol acts as a nervous system depressant and relaxant. This means that it can initially bring about feelings of euphoria, and in moderation can reduce feelings of anxiety and inhibition. However, long term alcohol abuse can have a catastrophic effect on your mental and physical health. It can cause problems with your personal relationships, your career, and your social life. Around 1 in every 13 people in the UK are dependent on alcohol. Alcohol abuse accounts for up to 30,000 deaths each year in Great Britain – and almost 70% of suicide attempts are linked to heavy drinking. Alcohol is also implicated in a large percentage of accidents and hospital admissions. But, alcoholism is treatable and with the right help, you or your loved one can start on the road to beating the addiction.

In many cases, both the sufferer of alcoholism and friends and family are unaware of a problem for many years. You may find that social drinking when younger leads to heavier drinking, without noticing your addiction until it is a serious problem.

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