Consumption and abuse of alcohol has been a major public health problem from time immemorial. Alchohol (Ethyl alcohol or ethanol) made out of Fermented grain, fruit juice and honey is a depressant, and if taken in small amounts relaxes the mind and reduce anxieties.
Alcohol is a very small molecule and is soluble in 'lipid' and water solutions. So when people drink, alcohol is absorbed into their bloodstream very easily. It slows the function of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), which controls virtually all body functions. It blocks some of the messages trying to get to the brain. This alters your perceptions, your emotions, and even your movements, vision, and hearing. But moderate consumption dilates blood vessels and reduces the risk of clot formation.
Chronic alcohol use can cause a vitamin deficiency, damage to the frontal lobes of the brain, an overall reduction in brain size and increase in the size of the ventricles. The digestive system of alcoholics is unable to absorb vitamin B1 (thiamine) and deficiency of thiamine can cause various problems effecting the brain.
You can improve your life and health by cutting down on alcohol.
Some steps to reduce drinking
Identify the scale of drinking-Record honestly the amount of alcohol that you consume in a normal week.
Drinkers addicted to alcohol may need professional help to stop drinking. Typical symptoms of with-holding alcohol from someone who is addicted to it are: shaking (tremors), sleep problem, nausea, etc. More severe ' withdrawal symptoms' include hallucinations and even seizures. Treatment for an alcoholic needs admitting to a special clinic and involves detoxification and a programme of controlled withdrawal of alcohol using drugs. In some cases counseling and psychotherapy is needed to deal with the causes behind drinking and to avoid recurrence of the problem. There are also certain voluntary groups like Alcoholic Anonymous (AA), Al-Anon (for families), Alateen (for teenagers) who provide support, help and encouragement for alcoholics.
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