What is alcoholism? Alcoholism is a chronic and even often progressive disease which can lead to fatal and often even lethal consequences. Everybody knows alcohol is evil when abused, but many people still risk their physical, spiritual and even social health and start getting used to drinking heavily.
Do you tend to drink alone rather often than rarely? Do you find excuses to drink? Did you stop caring about your appearance? Are you aggressive and even slightly violent at work, with your family, anywhere? Do you hide a few bottles of booze from your family/girlfriend/boyfriend/ anyone who will be very worried about the whole thing afterwards? If the answer to most of these questions is yes, then Yes, you are Mr. Smith and you are an alcoholic.
Of course, not a single mister or Ms will admit that he or she is an alcoholic, that’s why the symptoms and signs of alcoholism presented in my publication are in the majority of cases a point to consider for alcoholics’ friends, relatives, mates, anyone who actually cares and notices their fellows’ addiction.
Pay attention to some psychological symptoms of alcoholism: weak will, lack of concentration and control, confusing relations with other people, ‘doubles’ ordered in the pubs or bars, the need to increase alcohol ‘dosage’ to feel its pseudo-soothing effect. Social consequences of alcoholism for a person are numerous arrests, violence at home or at any place where a person feels especially irritated. In case alcoholism progresses, its fatal influence suggests total deterioration of a person’s mental, physical, spiritual health and social image. And now the final question – do you need such a huge pile of problems at all?? If not – you better quit even starting depending on spirits.