5 long-term effects of alcohol abuse

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In our previous post, we looked at the short term effects of alcohol abuse. In this piece, we will look at the long term effects of alcohol abuse. When a person who abuses alcohol goes on without seeking some form of rehab, the short term effects often get compounded and increase in terms of severity. Their problems will end up becoming social, physiological and psychological in nature. Here are 5 of the main long term effects of alcohol abuse.   Liver damage: Regular and excessive alcohol consumption will ultimately result…

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6 short-term effects of alcohol abuse

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Most alcohol consumers may be familiar with the term “hangover”. What they may not know is that a hangover is basically an aggregate of all the effects a person experiences after consuming too much alcohol. The severity of a person’s hangover will often depend on a number of things such as the quantity of alcohol they consumed, their body’s hydration level during the time they were drinking and their health status. Here, we look at the 6 main short-term effects of alcohol abuse. 1.Blackouts: Too much alcohol in your system…

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Here are 5 types of alcoholics you should be aware of

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As we have established, if you regularly find yourself drinking to a point that your level of intoxication impairs your safety and decisionmaking, then you may have or may be developing a drinking problem. It is considered alcohol abuse when a person develops a habit of drinking increasingly larger amounts of alcohol on a regular basis. However, when this person then ends up developing a physical as well as psychological dependence on the alcohol then they are referred to as an alcoholic and in serious need of rehab. Here are…

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4 ways to tell if your loved one has a drinking problem

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Alcohol is no doubt a major part of our culture therefore it may not always be easy to realize when a person’s drinking habits have actually turned into a serious drinking problem. In most cases, you will always know if your loved one loves to drink. They are always the first ones to open that bottle of beer or pour themselves a glass of scotch or wine. However, loving to drink and having an alcohol problem are not the same thing. Here are 4ways to tell if your loved one’s…

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This is how to know if you are suffering from alcohol poisoning

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Alcohol poisoning often occurs when a person consumes too much alcohol within a very short period of time. During this period, this high level of alcohol in the body’s system is believed to be toxic and can even result in death if it goes untreated. Unlike other drugs that are normally abused, alcohol is more dangerous owing to the fact that it will continue to build up in a person’s blood long after the person has stopped drinking. This is because, when in the body, alcohol usually goes through the…

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These are the symptoms of alcohol use disorder

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Most people will not recognize the signs associated with alcohol use disorder until it is probably too late. This is mainly because they tend to be mild at the beginning therefore they do not register as trouble signs. Alcohol use disorder is basically the act of consuming too much alcohol on a regular basis to an extent that it causes you distress or harm. Paying attention to these trouble signs that are associated with alcohol abuse will enable you be able to spot them early thus enabling you to take…

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