Alcohol is a legal, controlled substance that lowers anxiety and inhibitions. It also has a broad range of side effects, from loss of coordination to slurred speech. Alcohol is commonly consumed as a drink in various forms, including beer, wine and hard liquor. Not everyone who drinks alcohol is an alcoholic, but anyone whose life is negatively affected by alcohol on a consistent basis is considered to have an alcohol use disorder. The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains that alcohol affects people differently based on family history and health status, how often and how much the person drinks, and the person’s age.
The modern disease theory of alcoholism states that problems drinking are sometimes caused by a disease of the brain, characterized by altered brain structure and function. The American Medical Association (AMA) declared that alcoholism was an illness in 1956. In 1991, the AMA further endorsed the dual classification of alcoholism by the International Classification of Diseases under both psychiatric and medical sections.
Alcohol has become one of the leading causes of death in the United States and accounts for the highest fatality rate among all other substances. The social acceptance of alcohol and its legal status within the US has created a worldwide epidemic. While alcohol is viewed by many as a legal, therefore safe substance, there is nothing further from the truth. Those affected by alcohol addiction experience the inability to stop use, unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, DT's (delirium tremors), financial losses, poor relationships with friends and family, job instability, legal issues and much more. Without proper treatment for this disease, the end result is often a prison sentence or death.
The first step for anyone in overcoming the disease of addiction is to admit that they have a problem and to seek a solution to fight the disease. This is followed by intense treatment to deal with the physical, mental and emotional aspects of their life that are directly and indirectly caused by their addiction. The recovery process includes detox, individual and group therapy, EMDR, trauma therapy, supervision of a medical doctor, 12-step programs, support groups and alternative treatments such as yoga, meditation, equine therapy and physical exercise.
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