A drink or beverage that is a depressant and basically contains a substantial or ample amount of ethanol or alcohol is called as an alcoholic beverage or alcoholic drink. Alcoholic drinks that are taken in lower dosage may cause sociability, reduced anxiety, and euphoria, while in higher dosage may cause unconsciousness, intoxication or drunkenness and stupor. Alcohol is recognized as one of the most widely used recreational drugs in every parts of the world, and drinking such beverage may play an important social role in different cultures. This certain product are legally bought and distributed in most countries all over the world, but using it in a long duration of time may lead to unhealthy habits like physical dependence, alcoholism and alcohol abuse.
Alcohol dependence is basically defined as a previous psychiatric diagnosis of an individual who drinks alcoholic beverage and becomes physically and psychologically dependent on such products. The said diagnosis was then reclassified as alcoholism or alcohol use disorder and alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse is described as the act of a person in which there is a recurring harmful and destructive use of ethanol or alcohol, even if there is an evident negative consequences on doing such act. The two types of alcohol abuse are the ones who have the tendencies to seek pleasure from drinking alcohol and are also anti-social, and the ones who are anxiety-ridden and can go without drinking for long duration of time, but once they start they are unable to control themselves. An addiction to drink alcohol, which is also recognized as a disease of an individual or an alcoholic is called as alcoholism.
Alcoholism can definitely be cured or treated but such tends to gets worse over time and in result may kill the individual who is addicted to such drink. Alcohol addiction may cause the condition called as social stigma, in a way that alcoholics tends to feel ashamed of their drinking habits, and some of their impulse includes avoidance of getting any help, refusing to believe that they are alcoholics, and tries to avoid their drinking habit. There are a lot of effective ways to help the alcoholics to stop and quit their unhealthy drinking habits, but the ones that are more successful are being initiated by the alcoholics on their own. There are some websites that contains information about alcoholism and the writers have provided helpful ways for alcoholics on how they can stop such habits on their own. Some of the ways they provided includes weighing the pros and cons of drinking alcoholic beverages by writing them on a sheet of paper, forming new positive and healthier habits and do it routinely, share or tell others about your goals of stopping your drinking habits, getting yourself a new stress reliever, and lastly, is setting a limit to your drinking habit.