Alcohol is a depressant that can affect people in different ways; while some are pleasantly relaxed, others may lose their inhibitions or worse yet say and do things that they will later regret. Although alcohol is legal to adults, it is important to note that alcohol abuse is still on the rise. In a majority of fatal accidents, alcohol abuse is usually to blame. Studies have shown that alcohol drastically slows reaction times making some activities like driving, biking or operating machinery very dangerous. Alcohol abuse has also been linked to many of our social problems in society. Alcohol abuse plays a part in domestic violence, violent crimes, vehicular homicides, and other unwanted risk taking.
When alcohol abuse becomes a problem it is sometimes overlooked until the problem is too great to ignore. Initially, one may begin to think more and more of their next drink, then they become obsessed over when they will get their next drink and eventually one will crave more and more alcohol. As the transition becomes more apparent, the intake of alcohol will increase.
These are the beginning cycles of alcohol abuse; if left untreated this disease can become progressive, chronic, and if unattended to it may be fatal. Our alcohol abuse hotline have information about alcohol abuse treatments, alcohol abuse assessments, alcohol abuse treatment financing and even family support referrals. Let us help you or your loved one get through this difficult time with the right support.
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