Finding Your Way At The Start
An increasing trend in addictions is that of alcohol abuse, it is one of the biggest problems in contemporary society, but it is something that you can overcome. All you need is the strength and resolve to fight it. You also need the support and care of your family members and friends. Checking into a rehab centre is another good idea. It is important to note that the fight against this vice is not easy. It takes time, patience, and hard work. More importantly, it takes a bit of reflection to understand your actions and the consequences it has on you and your loved ones. Here are some of those consequences.
How Does Alcoholism Affect Your Health?
This type of abuse affects five principal organs in your body i.e. the brain, heart, liver, and pancreas. It interferes with various pathways in your brain causing you to lose focus and as such, reducing your ability to speak coherently and coordinate your movements. It increases your chances of developing high blood pressure, which in turn leads to weakened heart muscles and an irregular heartbeat. The worst effect is on the liver where it causes cirrhosis, fibrosis, steatosis, and alcoholic hepatitis. Finally, it causes your pancreas to excrete toxic substances leading to pancreatitis.
How Does Alcoholism Affect Your Relationship With Those Around You?
This type of abuse strains the relationships you have with those around you. For example, your loved ones will feel betrayed and rejected when you choose to drink instead of spending time with them. If you have kids, they will feel as though they are growing up without a father. You will also be a bad role model for your younger siblings, kids, nieces, and nephews. Moreover, your loved ones will feel appalled that you would use your income to support your intake of alcohol instead of improving your life and the lives of those around you. Furthermore, alcohol abuse encourages other vices such as abusing hard-core drugs or engaging in extramarital affairs. These vices will alienate you from your family.