Alcoholism is a disease. Like any disease, alcoholism is a process that has its beginning its stages its end and proceeds at one rate or another.
Where does this disease begin which has killed so many people? As a rule, the disease originates from ordinary feasts. Signs of the onset of alcoholism make it possible to distinguish between everyday drunkenness which is not yet a disease from alcoholism as a disease.
The very first symptom of alcoholism is a pathological craving for alcohol. Attraction is not only the earliest but also the most persistent symptom. The craving for alcohol does not arise suddenly but is formed gradually. A drinker may not be aware of his craving for alcohol for a long time explaining his drinking by traditions a certain situation a desire to have a good time in a company to chat with friends; troubles and other reasons.
There is a change in behavior in anticipation of the upcoming drink the person noticeably revives cheers up in front of our eyes begins to rush to quickly get rid of things and start preparing for a drink. All his behavior facial expressions and gestures indicate that he is in anticipation of a pleasant event. On the other hand there is a negative attitude towards everything that prevents drunkenness. The alcoholic stubbornly defends his rights to drink alcohol despite the objections and reproaches of his loved ones. Alcoholics do not like talking about their own drinking. A drinking man reacts violently to his wife’s reproaches and if they try to resist him he usually makes a scandal and goes to his friends not considering himself guilty.
Unlike an alcoholic a healthy person is able to understand this when he finds himself in a situation where his drinking becomes excessive. He will not enter into meaningless discussions but will draw the right conclusions for himself. and if they try to resist him they usually make a scandal and go to their friends not considering themselves guilty. Unlike an alcoholic a healthy person is able to understand this when he finds himself in a situation where his drinking becomes excessive. He will not enter into meaningless discussions but will draw the right conclusions for himself. and if they try to resist him they usually make a scandal and go to their friends not considering themselves guilty. Unlike an alcoholic, a healthy person is able to understand this when he finds himself in a situation where his drinking becomes excessive. He will not enter into meaningless discussions but will draw the right conclusions for himself.
The second symptom of the onset of alcoholism is the symptom of loss of quantitative control. It occurs in the initial stage and exists throughout the course of the disease. Loss of control over the amount of alcohol consumed implies the difficulty or inability for the patient to stop at certain doses of alcohol consumed the inability to consciously limit the alcohol intake that has begun. Before drinking, he can promise his wife or himself that he will not get drunk but after certain doses of alcohol, he loses control over drinking and forgets about all the promises. In a state of intoxication a secondary attraction arises. Unlike the primary attraction which a person is able to overcome by an effort of will (however the fact that he is able to overcome it does not mean that he will do it) the secondary attraction is much more intense.
The third sign of alcoholism is the loss of the protective gag reflex. This is a very important symptom. Attraction and loss of quantitative control are sometimes difficult to establish and the loss of the gag reflex when taking large doses of alcohol is an objective symptom. Usually, the body reacts to any harmful effect with a protective reaction. As long as this defense mechanism is active it protects the body from a toxic agent that can harm it. But the more often a person gets drunk before vomiting the faster this defense mechanism breaks down. An alcoholic patient can get drunk in a coma but he will not vomit.
The Fourth Sign Of Alcoholism Is An Increase In Alcohol Tolerance
The longer and more often a person consumes alcohol the more he can drink as his body acquires the ability to tolerate increasing doses of alcohol. Accordingly the more intense the abuse the faster the alcohol tolerance grows. Tolerance is not only the amount of alcohol that a person can drink but also the effect that this dose causes. With regular consumption of alcohol, the body adapts to a certain dose and it no longer causes the same effect. With a further increase in tolerance those doses that at the stage of domestic drunkenness caused severe intoxication with an emetic reaction now cause only a mild or moderate degree of intoxication.
With domestic drunkenness, the form of alcohol consumption can still be episodic and the frequency of drinking does not depend on the person himself but on external circumstances. With the onset of alcoholism, alcohol intake becomes systematic. Consuming alcohol regularly is not necessarily daily. It can become daily in the 2nd stage of alcoholism. And in the beginning, the systematic form means regularity of a certain system of alcohol consumption.