Post a Day in May For Mental Health Awareness – May 18th – Alcohol Use Disorder

REBLOG: “My Loud Bipolar Whispers” shared this piece on Alcoholism. It certainly resonated all the memories I have because I am a recovering alcoholic. Please make a point of reading this informative piece.

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What is alcoholism?

  • Alcoholism is a disease characterized by the habitual intake of alcohol.
  • Definition of alcoholism is chronic alcohol use to the degree that it interferes with physical or mental health, or with normal social or work behavior.
  • Alcoholism is a disease that produces both physical and psychological addiction.
  • Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant that reduces anxiety, inhibition, and feelings of guilt.
  • It lowers alertness and impairs perception, judgment, and motor coordination. In high doses, it can cause loss of consciousness and even death.
  • Alcoholism is a disease that damages the brain, liver, heart, and other organs (short-term, long-term effects of alcohol).

Image result for alcohol use disorderSigns and Symptoms

Spotting the signs and symptoms of alcoholism is not always easy.

Alcoholism is a disease that can be seen through drinking-related arrests or job loss, but they tend to happen late in the disease.

Many signs occur earlier, yet are…

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