No one can’t deny that alcohol in small quantities causes a pleasant experience. However, alcoholics are people who can not control the amount and method of taking alcohol, even if they drink at low doses. A person who once develops alcohol dependence can never regain lost control or drink in a moderate, socially acceptable way. Very often, genuinely want to fulfill the promises given to themselves and the family, whether it is that they will stop drinking, or reduce the number of beverages. They try to resist, but they follow a punishment in the form of tormented abstinence syndrome.

Implications for physical health

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol goes up to every part of our body. While consumed moderately and occasionally, the liver quickly processes it, easily excreted it from the body. The alcoholics are different. In them, due to their regular intake and high levels of alcohol, the liver is not able to completely process it, and alcohol and its products are a poison in the body. So it damages all organs in the body. The first organ to suffer is liver. The damage can form a mild over-enlarged and fatty liver easily move to cirrhosis – incurable and deadly illness. Due to the persistent irritating effect of alcohol on the mucous membrane of the stomach, an ulcer may arise which can break through the stomach wall or develop a tumor on the ground.

A very common consequence is inflammation of the pancreas. Which is accompanied by unbearable pain and high mortality, and as a consequence, a diabetes mellitus can develop, which in itself creates new problems. Most alcoholics also suffer from high blood pressure, while some people also experience relaxation and weakening of the heart muscle. The most sensitive to the effects of alcohol are nerves. Due to alcoholic damage to the nerves, blindness, impotence, pain, and tenderness can develop. The list of diseases, unfortunately, does not stop at this. Simply, there is almost no part of the body where alcohol does not affect.

Professional consequences


Often the motive of alcoholics for coming to treatment is fear of losing the job. Research shows that an alcoholic has a clear decline in productivity. The average work experience of alcoholics is 16 to 20 years. When there is no tolerance for this behavior at work, the alcoholic is forced to come to treatment earlier, and therefore the results of the treatment are more successful.