Alcoholic drinks have been of different variations. Despite variations, alcoholic drinks will always be part of every culture. It will always be a major part of every culture. We celebrate victories, birthdays and even small conversation with our old pals over a couple of bottles of beer. It’s no harm. The purpose is for socializing. Parties won’t be successful if not for those comfort drinks. It has been innate in us to like and engage into drinking alcoholic drinks. Alcoholic drinks are even genetically predisposed for us to consume as suggested by evolutionary psychology. During the hunter-gatherer age, the era where ancestors’ main job is hunting and gathering, people have already been open to the elements to these alcoholic drinks, not in a form of drink but in the form of fruits. We are born with a sweet tooth. The sweet substance of alcohol made us like it. With the evolution of time, we learned to like odd tastes. Thus, the preference for the wide variety of alcoholic drinks.
In terms of ingestion, people are not the same when it comes to volume of alcohol intake. There are differences on the frequency of drinking it. Alcoholic drinkers are of three kinds: light, moderate, and heavy. If you ask people on what category or range they belong, some people would say they are light drinker, coz they drink very rarely and in a very light volume. On the other hand, moderate drinkers are those people who describe themselves as those who drink in order to socialize and drinks in an average volume and mostly when there is an occasion. Meanwhile, heavy drinkers are people who feast on drinks on large amount and volume, and does not care or keep tabs on how much they have already consumed. Heavy drinkers have become, people who drink not to socialize, but they are people who socialize to drink. It has been a way to delight them. Ingesting large amounts of alcoholic drinks brings pleasant sensations to them. In the long run, or in short time, these heavy drinkers become enslaved by alcohol addiction.
But to define alcohol addiction, let’s take a look what would to Mrs. Webster and her other dictionary friends would say. According to what I have inferred from them, alcohol addiction, is continued excessive or compulsive use of alcoholic drinks that could become a chronic disorder which could lead to psychological and physical dependence or addiction.
Too much of something is bad. Moderation is really the key. Alcohol is never considered a bad drink. Studies have even found uses, benefits and advantage to this considered “common plague” to mankind. According to studies, if used in the proper context, alcohol could be used to save lives, and not waste lives. But for the case of alcohol addicts, they just make use of alcohol to the extent. Vast quantities of alcohol is being taken in. This is a very sad case because alcohol creates tolerance. There will be a need of increased alcohol dosage as you go on drinking.
Alcohol addiction affects everyone; it does not choose its victims. Everyone can be a victim. Alcohol addiction can even become a big problem addiction because it will be a hard habit to break. Trying to get away from it would result to you becoming easily irritated, moody and worst of all abusive.
Fights are not only the expected result of alcohol addiction. It also makes an individual dysfunctional. All of your time, you will be preoccupied on contemplating about your craving and urge to drink. You will lose you control for once you get your hands over a bottle of bear, you will not be able to stop, and you will surely demand for more. This will lead to dependence on alcohol that anxiety and nausea will result if you won’t grab some beers. The cycle never ends because it will always end to drinking more quantities of alcohol.
Alcohol addiction is a never ending cycle. Without intervention, you will be trapped in it.