Alcoholism and Addiction

Alcoholism and Addiction

Many people don’t really consider alcohol a drug. After all, it is legal to drink as long as you’re of age. But the real truth is that alcoholism is a form of drug addiction just as serious and harmful as addiction to other drugs. Because alcohol is legal to drink, many people just think of alcohol as another beverage.

Drug addiction is defined as an uncontrollable craving for a substance that a person feels they must have in order to live.

Alcohol addiction is defined in much the same way. When a person has an addiction to alcohol, they can’t see their life without drinks in it. The presence of alcohol has become a given and they are not willing to give that crutch up without a fight. The cold harsh reality is that people with alcoholism are drug addicts plain and simple even if they are just binge drinking.

Alcoholism causes a person to think that they cannot live without the buzz that alcohol gives them. Alcohol has been classified as a drug by the Food and Drug Administration, so a person with alcoholism does suffer from a drug addiction.

The good news is that there is help for people who are suffering. Perhaps the most well-known organization that helps people with alcoholism is Alcoholics Anonymous.This is a private group that meets several times a week and centers on twelve steps of recovery. Making it through the twelve steps leads to a full recovery from alcohol addiction although it is still a struggle to stay sober.

People who have a drug addiction to substances such as heroin and cocaine suffer from withdrawal symptoms. People with alcoholism do too. The far-reaching effects of drug addiction and alcoholism can stay with a person for years making it obvious that the similarities between the two evident.

When you decide to seek out help for your alcoholism, it’s important that you acknowledge the fact that you are also suffering from an addiction to a powerful drug. Once you face that fact, you can really start on the road to recovery.

Alcoholism is a serious disease just as drug addiction is. While you may not think that being addicted to alcohol is as serious as being addicted to heroin, it can still affect your body in ways you never even thought of. Do a little research and pay attention to what the experts say about your problem.

If you think you have an addiction to the drug that causes alcoholism it’s important that you seek help as soon as you can. You deserve to be healthy and live a long, clean life. THE TIME TO START IS NOW!!!.

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  1. Addict

    Drug addiction is defined as an uncontrollable craving for a substance that a person feels they must have in order to live. The good news is that there is help for people who are suffering into this. Rehabilitation, is an effective way of helping the person who is badly engaged to this vice. Support of the family and friends will also help to their fast recovery.
    This is a comprehensive addiction portal focusing on topics of alcohol and drug abuse.

  2. Addict

    not really a comment..more of advice i have a friend whose wife seems to be drinking everyday i mean really bad everyday i seen her this weekend and it was quite embarrassing for him since they both invited my & a friend to their home for memorial day she was buzzed when we got there at 1330 but by 5 she couldn't even stand and then passed out on the stairway up to her does one help this woman? she needs help but how does one get someone to want to help themselves? what would be the first step? sorry this is not a comment

  3. Addict

    Alcoholism is just like a drug in that once the substance is put into the body the phenomenom of craving begins thereby consuming our thoughts. Also, the misconception that alcohol and drugs can be used as a tool to enhance our personality in a good way or to better cope with life on a daily basis. For me, alcoholic and drug addict that I am, I used to view drugs and alcohol as a tool but now in sobriety and with the help of AA/NA I have come to understand that it is a set back and I am totally capable to live with my handicaps without the help of any foreign substances. Acting out on my addictions after gaining the knowledge of its negative consequences only highlights some character defects I would need to further work on.

  4. Addict

    When I got the disease and powerless concept out of my mind that I was taught to believe about alcoholism then is when I found the answer to my problem.

    The relapses are going to happen and the ones who stay sober in 12 step groups are still one drink away from a relapse.Stinking thinking is that alcoholism is a disease.Search word Orange papers.


  5. Addict

    i was an alcoholic for 14 years and now i am sober.I want to tell you these Addictions are very dangerous and they can dystroy your life.I am telling this because i was an addict too.

  6. Addict

    I too abused alcohol for many years and now I am proud of my accomplishments of achieving Sobriety
    and to live a Clean and Sober life.

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