Substance abuse is an issue that should not be belittled or disregarded, since it is very serious. An addiction or dependence can take root if the abuse of alcohol and drugs is just ignored.
Because of this, fishing out the signs and symptoms of alcohol abuse at the initial stage becomes very necessary.
If you are concerned over the use of drugs or alcohol yourselves or are witnessing a friend or a family member facing similar situations you should be looking forward to observing some of the warning signs, which have been specified within this discussion and the following symptoms are most commonly associated with alcohol abuse and include temporary blackouts or memory loss.
It is common for an alcohol addict to get into arguments or fights with family members and friends and display signs of being irritable, depression and mood swings. Alcohol addicts regularly use the substance in order to relax, to cheer up, to sleep, manage problems of any kind and even to feel normal. Withdrawal side effects such as uneasiness or worry, sensations of vomiting, lack of sleep, and head pains.
Loose or dark and bloody stools; throwing up blood; the shakes; a raspy voice; damaged capillaries and reddened skin on face. Concealed drinking or drinking very early in the day.
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Some of the most common signs of alcohol addiction include the following
- Loss of Control Consumption of more alcohol and drugs than intended for a longer period of time than you wish, even after deciding against such.
- Neglecting Other Activities Loss of interest in activities you were hitherto interested (refusing to go out with friends and family members, rejecting walkouts and desisting from previous hobbies and others) due to drug and alcohol consumption; being absent or ineffective at school or work.
- Increase in Carelessness In order to get the substance they are addicted to, they start taking unnecessary risks.
- Problems with Relationships The people close to the person suffering from the addiction are the usual targets whenever the addict starts acting out especially if they attempt to bring up the issue of the addiction; complaints from co-workers, supervisors, teachers, and classmates.
- Secrecy Trying one's hardest to conceal details pertaining to one's life, be it mysterious injuries or accidents, or hiding the amount of drugs or alcohol consumption.
- Changing Looks Severe transformation or decline in physical appearance or hygiene - dirty cloths, untidy appearance, and lack of showering.
- Family History People from families that are known for alcohol addiction have a weird way of becoming addicts.
- Tolerance A person's body gets accustomed to the drug over a period of time, eventually reaching the stage where added dosage of the substance is required for the same pleasure.
- Withdrawal Unpleasant side effects such as worry or uneasiness, sensations of vomiting and throwing up, depressive disorders, extreme annoyance, tiredness, trembling, head pains, or not feeling hungry, are experienced when the efficacy of the addictive substances subsides.
- Ignoring of the Harmful Effects and Ongoing Abuse The addicts resumes drug and alcohol abuse even though it is costing them their well-being, interpersonal relationships, and work or social life.