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What is Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is a medical condition or an illness characterized by an impaired ability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse social, occupational, or health consequences. Alcoholism is the third most severe form of disease as per the survey of World Health Organization (WHO). It holds the conditions that some people refer to as alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, alcohol addiction, and the colloquial term, alcoholism.

Considered a brain disorder, it can be mild, moderate, or severe. Lasting changes in the brain caused by alcohol misuse perpetuate alcoholism and make individuals vulnerable to relapse. The good news is that no matter how severe the problem may seem, evidence-based treatment with behavioral therapies, mutual-support groups, rehabilitation centers, and/or medications can help people with alcohol use disorder, achieve and maintain recovery.

 

Harmful use of alcohol is accountable for 7.1% and 2.2% of the global burden of disease for males and females respectively. Alcohol is the leading risk factor for premature mortality and disability among those aged 15 to 49 years, accounting for 10% of all deaths in this age group.

According to the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 28.8 million adults ages 18 and older (11.2% in this age group) had AUD in 2021.1,2 Among youth, an estimated 753,000 adolescents ages 12 to 17 (2.9% of this age group) had AUD during this time frame.1,2

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Signs & Symptoms of Alcoholism

A health care provider might ask the following questions to assess a person’s symptoms.

In the past year, have you:
 
  • Unable to limit the amount of alcohol consumption you make.
  • You have tried several unsuccessful attempts to quit or moderate down your drinking.
  • Spending all of your useful time drinking, getting alcohol or recovering from after effects of alcohol use.
  • Always having a strong feeling of craving or an urge to drink alcohol
  • Failing to fulfill major responsibility at work and home due to repeated alcohol use.
  • Continuing to drink alcohol even after you know it's causing work ,physical, relationship and social problems
  • Giving up or reducing the engagement in social and work activities and favorite hobbies because you want to get drunk at that time.
  • Often got yourself  into situations while or after drinking that increased your chances of getting hurt or die, such as driving, swimming, using machinery, walking in a dangerous area, or unsafe sexual behavior.
  • Developing a tolerance to alcohol so you need more to feel its effect or you have a reduced effect from the same amount.
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms — such as nausea, sweating and shaking — when you don't drink, or drinking to avoid these symptoms
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How Can Our Rehabilitation Program Helps

The alcohol addiction treatment program at Live Life Rehab Center objectively focuses on providing a comprehensive de-addiction treatment for the diease of Alcoholis or Alcoholic Use Disorder.

 

Irresponsible alcohol consumption is responsible for 5.9% of total deaths and circa 5.1% of the global burden of injury and disease. Research by the Frontiers in Public Health shows that India is the world’s third-largest market for alcoholic drinks, with an estimate of 16 crore alcohol users. 

 

As alcohol consumption soars in India, most users have found themselves trapped in alcohol dependency and addiction. Addiction and dependency are conditions that can often affect the user’s physical and mental health. 

 

 

Alpha Healing Center in India is elevated with a purpose to provide world-class inpatient treatment center for alcohol addiction, with the help of highly qualified counselors and unique treatment programs. It offers the most effective and long term alcoholism recovery treatment to individuals struggling with alcohol use problems.

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