Essay On Alcohol Addiction

explanatory Essay
598 words
598 words

problems, or grief due to death of loved ones. There are a number of life-changing effects of living with an alcohol addiction, but these effects vary from person to person. Physical effects may include memory loss, liver or kidney disease, coronary heart disease, brain impairments, loss of coordination, reflexes and motor ability, seizures, inflammation or cirrhosis of the liver, and much more. Addicts may have increased relaxation due to increased GABA activity, which may lead to impaired judgment and more dangerous or violent decision-making (Nevid and Rathus et al., 2005). There is an increased risk of being involved in an accident if one drives or does dangerous activities while under the influence, as well as legal issues if one is caught doing these activities while under the influence. Crime and violence rates may increase. Some psychological effects may include increased anxiety due to strains on family relationships, social relationships, work performance, academic performance, or financial problems. Alcohol addicts may be at a risk of depression, anxiety, feelings of extr...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains the life-changing effects of living with an alcohol addiction, which vary from person to person.
  • Explains that alcohol addiction is treatable, as long as users are willing to participate, have motivation to remain sober, and have social support.
  • Explains that there are a number of drugs and treatments that can be given to treat those with chemical dependency. disulfiram causes violent response, naltrexone blocks the high produced by alcohol by decreasing cravings.
  • Explains that most detoxifications take place on an outpatient basis, but impatient programs use a 28-day stay period and focus on withdrawal symptoms, then moves to the addiction itself and counseling.
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