Liquor may seem like a harmless indulgence, but it’s destruction in a bottle. If you drink too little, you always want more. If you drink too much, you’ll be sliding down the slope toward a destructive path before you know it.
Alcoholism is a medical condition that affects your brain like any other addiction. Once it goes from a recreational treat to a routine habit, you’re very close to encountering a full-blown drinking problem.
Addiction works discreetly. It enters your life noiselessly and captures every aspect of it. From your work to your family, everything will soon be controlled by this one habit that rules them all. It can ruin your life and steal your happiness until you’re the poorest person on the planet. Be warned before it’s too late.
What is Alcoholism?
Alcoholism refers to alcohol abuse, which evolves from an inability to control your drinking habit and letting it compromise your agency. It can range from mild to severe, depending on the alcohol intake, your perseverance, and your willingness to seek help.
This is not a problem that is born out of nothing. Occasional drinking turns into a drinking problem when associated with or dependent on depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, or other conditions listed in the DSM-V.
How Alcoholism Worsens
As you start consuming more alcohol, your body develops a dependence on the substance as you experience pleasurable sensations such as light-headedness, loss of pain, happiness, etc. This soon translates into tolerance, which means that the same quantity will no longer produce the same pleasure response. This makes you increase intake.
If you don’t, your body experiences withdrawal symptoms such as breathing problems, hot flashes, excessive sweating, heart palpitations, and anxiety attacks. To curb those symptoms, you increase the quantity of alcohol you consume. Gradually, you rely completely on alcohol to get through your day, leaving no room for other activities.
How it Affects Your Life
An alcoholic has slim to no chances of securing a job, which means you will have no income. Not to mention, having a drinking habit leaves little room for sobriety and being able to function. It takes a tremendous toll on your career until you have nothing left but scraps to live on.
A drinking problem overtakes your life in every way you can think of. You’ll be an irresponsible partner, an absentee father, and possibly an abusive member of the house too if push comes to shove. Statistics confirm that about 70% of alcohol-triggered violence occurs inside homes. It includes physical abuse and even the use of weapons and dangerous objects.
Substance abuse detaches you from society until you have no family or friends left to support you. People may not know the real reason you don’t show up for them and will assume that you don’t because you don’t care. The reality may be quite different, but the truth is what you show to the world.
If you’re seeking help and want to change the reality, reach out to us.
We offer hypnotherapy sessions for alcohol addiction in Naples. Our alcohol addiction therapy uses cognitive and sub-cognitive techniques to treat the problem at its root. Don’t hesitate or feel guilty about seeking help; we’re here for you, no judgments. Call us at (239) 692-9988 to book an appointment.