Doctor insights on:
Why Are Some People More Prone To Alcoholism Than Others
Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more
Nothing Good: Alcoholism damages the body, destroys the liver, weaknes the heart and cause dementia. These are the three major organs to sustain life. It also destroys relationships and work productivity. So I am sorry but i cannot find anything good in this. If you are using alcohol as a sedative or pain reliever there are better alternatives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Addiction: A harmful pattern of use characterized by tolerance, withdrawal, using more of the substance than intended, persistent desire or unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop using, significant periods of time spent using or obtaining the substance at the expense of other major life responsibilities, and continuing to use despite the knowledge of significant adverse effects on your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple ways: To treat alcoholism, there are both inpatient and outpatient programs. Many are run in accord with 12-step philosophy. Visit aa (http://www.Aa.Org) to get an idea. Also there are aftercare recovery groups that teach skills for living without depending on alcohol. Addiction medicine docs can help too ; and psychiatrists to treat conditions that might interfere with your recovery. ...Read more
Yes: Having one parent with alcoholism increases one's chances of having this problem. Your chances increase if both parents are alcoholic. Being aware of this and avoiding drinking too much will help. It may be best to figure out a way to have a happy life without having to drink at all. There are lots of very happy people who do not drink. (like me). Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Signs of alcholism: C - have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking? A- have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? G - have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking? E - eye opener: have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover? From: http://alcoholism.About.Com/od/tests/a/tests.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Why are some people more prone to hernias than others?
- Why are some people more prone to alcoholism?
- Are some people more prone to developing corns than others?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Why are some people more fertile than others?
- Why are some people more likely to develop multiple fractures than others?
- Why are some people more likely to develop bruises than others?
- Why are some people more likely to develop arachnoiditis than others?
- Talk to an addiction specialist online for free