Continued alcohol abuse increases tolerance, requiring more for the same effect. It increases symptoms, including anxiety and depression, it also undermines motivation and lowers self-esteem.  Get help today we're only a call away!

 

About Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol use is considered an accepted part of society, especially in western cultures. It also contributes to high levels of death, disease and injury. Alcohol is, after all, a psychoactive substance that can lead to physical dependency and psychological addiction.

Problematic use of alcohol has no single cause and can often be due to a combination of causes, which may include biological, psychological, lifestyle and genetic factors.

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The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reports that in Australia

The habits of desire that characterise addiction are often intermingled with habits born of anxiety or shame.

Marc Lewis - The Biology of Desire

 

Symptoms & Effects of Alcohol

Common symptoms of Alcohol Abuse include:

  • Making excuses to drink to relax or deal with stress

  • Feeling hungover

  • Forgoing responsibilities and obligations

  • Denial about the extent of a drinking problem

  • Memory impairment

  • Aggression and extreme mood swings

  • Engaging in risky behaviour

  • High level of attention to having or acquiring alcohol

Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant the short term effect of which can include a lowering of anxiety, increased confidence and an enhanced sense of wellbeing but also impaired memory, motor skills and cognition. Fully developed alcoholism is a progressive condition that continues to get worse and can affect people of any age, race, social status or income level and can cause enormous harm, both to the sufferer and to their loved ones.  Drinking alcohol is associated with a risk of developing health problems such as some cancers and cardiovascular diseases, nervous system disorders, liver and pancreas diseases as well as mental and behavioural disorders, including anxiety and depression.

Alcohol Abuse Treatment and Approach

The management of symptoms stemming from alcohol abuse is often a necessary component of treatment. However, the focus of treatment is to free the sufferer from the condition, which means identifying and treating the root causes of alcohol problems. Rather than only focusing on the symptoms of alcohol abuse, we explore the function of drinking in a client’s life. We then help clients to become stronger and to free themselves of their condition. Therapy is non-judgemental and confidential and includes genetic testing for addictive risk, precision addiction management (supplements), psychotherapy, mindfulness, and neurofeedback.

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