Alcohol abuse encompasses a spectrum of unhealthy alcohol drinking behaviors, ranging from binge drinking to alcohol dependence, in extreme cases resulting in health problems for individuals and large scale social problems such as alcohol-related crimes.
SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE
The symptoms of alcohol misuse and AUD can overlap. But alcohol misuse, also known as excessive drinking, has a more immediate impact, whereas the symptoms of AUD will be more prolonged.
PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL MISUSE
A high concentration of alcohol in the blood causes physical symptoms, such as:
- slurred speech
- slowing of reflexes
- a decreased ability to control bodily movements
- difficulty concentrating
- gaps in memory, or brownouts
- poor decision-making abilities
- staying conscious but not having memory of your actions, which is called a blackout
COMPLICATION OF ALCOHOL ABUSE
PHYSICAL COMPLICATIONS OF ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
Many people with AUD continue to drink even as they develop health problems related to drinking. Over the long term, AUD may lead to serious health conditions, while worsening others.
These can include:
- sexual dysfunction
- alcohol-associated liver damage or scarring (cirrhosis)
- brain damage
- gastrointestinal bleeding
RISK FACTORS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE
- Trusted Source
- psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia
- mood disorders like depressionor anxiety
- personality disorders
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR ALCOHOL ABUSE
Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world. It strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When is concerned there are many effective medicines available in Homoeopathy, but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient, considering mental and physical symptoms
Few homoeopathic medicine can be thought of in the treatment of alcohol abuse are:
sulphuric acid, selenium, opium, rananculous bulbosus, lachesis, etc.