Signs Of Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol is one of the prevalent drugs abused and alcohol addiction, known as alcoholism, is the addiction that gets most attention and the most distress for family members of someone suffering from alcohol addiction. Narconon wants to help inform you on the problems and effects of alcohol.
Effects of Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol is absorbed by the stomach, enters the bloodstream, and goes to all the tissues.
The effects of alcohol are dependent on a variety of factors, including a person’s size, weight, age, and sex, as well as the amount of food and alcohol consumed. The dis-inhibiting effect of alcohol is one of the main reasons it is used in so many social situations. Other effects of moderate alcohol intake include dizziness and talkativeness.
The immediate effects of a larger amount of alcohol include
- slurred speech,
- disturbed sleep,
- nausea, and
Alcohol, even in small amounts, significantly impairs the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely.
Low to moderate amounts of alcohol can also increase the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts, including domestic violence and child abuse. Hangovers are another possible effect after large amounts of alcohol are consumed; a hangover consists of headache, nausea, thirst, dizziness, and fatigue.
Signs of Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Addiction
Drug Addict Physical Appearance
- Alcohol detected on the breath.
- Extra-ordinary use of mints, mouthwash or even garlic.
- Eyes unusually bright
Drug Addict Mannerisms or Behavior
- Speech will be slurred.
- Watch for drawn-out speech and rambling, sometimes illogical talk.
- Watch for telltale signs of hangover
- Disinterest in breakfast,
- Late sleeping
- Overall grouchiness throughout the day.
Drug Addict items around or hidden in the house, bedroom, etc.
- Hidden bottles or cans of alcohol
Narconon assists families and loved one of anyone with an alcohol program by providing free drug information.
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