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Alcohol & Drug Treatment

Alcoholism treatment:

Generally, people used to drink alcohol to socialize, celebrate, and relax. Not everyone who consumes alcohol will become addicted to drinking of alcohol is itself not a big deal, but consuming too much alcohol can cause a series of consequences and leads to alcohol addiction and abuse. Alcoholic addiction and alcohol are the two different things. Alcohol addiction is a psychological and physical dependency on alcohol while alcohol abuse is the heavy drinking of alcohol means persons who are alcohol abusers go without drinking for a long period of time but are incapable of having power over themselves once they start.

The social consequences of alcoholism and alcohol abuse can be terrible that leads to domestic violence, unemployment, divorce, poverty or etc. Alcohol abusers often face difficulty in their relationship, problems at work or school, and legal problems. They always complain about the irritation and insomnia. They lose their interest in their family or friends and their behavior became violent and erratic, this led them to suffer from depression.

There are some symptoms of excessive use of alcohol such as slurred speech, physical and motor impairment, poor concentration, risky behavior, memory issues and poor decision-making abilities. Sometimes, in rare cases, an excessive consumption of alcohol can cause breathing problems, coma, or death. The lethal damage can occur in the body due to drinking of excessive alcohol, like cancer, heart problems, and liver disease.

Treatment may involve one or more methods and these methods focus on learning to control the disease. The medicinal method used along with other therapy such as behavior modification, psychotherapy, and counseling support that help to stop drinking. Antabuse most recommended medicine used in the treatment of chronic alcoholism. Antabuse helps to keep you from drinking because of the horrible side effects that will occur after consuming alcohol while taking Antabuse. Antabuse contains a generic medicine called Disulfiram. Alcohol is broken down in the liver by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase to acetaldehyde and then converted into harmless acetic acid by the enzyme acetaldehyde dehydrogenase. Disulfiram blocks the activity of acetaldehyde dehydrogenase and causes accumulation of acetaldehyde that produces highly unpleasant symptoms this is unbearable by an alcoholic person.

 

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