Alcoholism

Alcoholism is the most severe form of alcohol abuse and involves the inability to manage drinking habits. It is also commonly referred to as alcohol use disorder. Alcohol use disorder is organized into three categories: mild, moderate and severe. Each category has various symptoms and can cause harmful side effects. If left untreated, any type of alcohol abuse can spiral out of control.

Individuals struggling with alcoholism often feel as though they cannot function normally without alcohol. This can lead to a wide range of issues and impact professional goals, personal matters, relationships and overall health. Over time, the serious side effects of consistent alcohol abuse can worsen and produce damaging complications.

 

"Alcoholism was never called a disease because, technically speaking, it is not a disease entity. Therefore we always called it an illness, or a malady - a far safer term to use."

Binge drinking means drinking heavily on a single occasion, or drinking continuously over a number of days or weeks. You might also know this as ‘getting wasted’, ‘partying’, ‘going out’, etc.­­

Binge drinking means:

  • For men: drinking more than 6 drinks in one sitting.
  • For women: drinking more than 4 drinks in one sitting.

People who binge drink:

  • don’t necessarily drink every day
  • may not know their own limits
  • may not mean to drink a lot
  • might feel peer pressured to drink large amounts
  • might feel awkward in social situations when they aren’t drinking.

  • Binge Drinking

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