The experience of drinking alcoholic beverages is not so much talked about because it is of common nature. It has been considered as a part of every social gatherings. The effects of alcohol is even quite common. Dizziness and the feeling of wanting to vomit are the results of drinking more than handful of alcohol in normal condition. The term “tipsy” is given to this kind of condition. Alcoholic drinks contain ingredients that go to a part of the brain and modify its role, thus, causing imbalance, aggressive and risky behaviors, and irrational thinking. However, there are ways on how one can recover from the state of being tipsy. One needs to get an ample amount of sleep or he or she might need to drink a hot cup of coffee in order to recover and be sober again.
In the case of alcohol addiction, it is quite different. People who are tangled into alcohol addiction could not stop drinking despite the negative consequences. The state of alcohol is really very dangerous because drinking alcoholic drinks becomes a habit for a person. He or she cannot go on a day without drinking alcohol. This is quite a dilemma because the drinking habit may result to undesirable and negative effects. The primary effect of alcohol addiction is to encourage the sufferer to drink at times and in amounts that are damaging to physical health. The secondary damage is caused by an inability to control one’s drinking manifests in different ways. There are different important social costs that alcohol addiction can give to one’s family and friends. There is a high probability of psychiatric orders to result from alcohol addiction because of its adverse effects on one’s mental health.
Alcohol addiction is one cause why there are abused women and children. Usually, among men, alcohol allows them to be very violent. Most often, it is the wives and the children that are inflicted with the violent behaviors. Though we may say that these people are not sober when they beat their wives and children but then, they could not take away the trauma and the painful memory they have left in their loved ones.
The reason of alcohol addiction can be attributed to one’s genes. There is a high risk of alcohol addiction when a person has family members who are also suffering from alcohol addiction. The gene responsible for alcohol addiction is currently being studied. Moreover, social factors such as, the kind of friends you are constantly with, the parental model, and the amount of stress could be factors that contribute to alcohol addiction.
As we all know, family is the basic unit in society. It is where the person first learns to talk, to think, to feel, and to response. When a father has a drinking problem, he could be a contributing factor to his son’s drinking problem in the future. The child sees the father as a model. The father is usually seen as the primary role model for one’s own behavior. Thus, the child may discover that it is fine to be drinking all the time. This is disturbing because as the child grows, no one could be there to guide him or her as to what is really right and wrong. The mother may not be aware of the transference that is happening to her child.
Moreover, alcohol addiction is a disease that nobody seems to accept. An alcoholic may have a hard time accepting that he or she has a drinking problem. There is no difference despite one saying he or she is a functional alcohol addict. They are just in denial. Yes, they function well when they are sober, but as soon as they get their hands on a bottle of beer, they become the alcohol addicted dad or the alcoholic and violent son. Though the situation of alcohol addiction is prevalent among men, women are never exempted. Women is also at risk of alcohol addiction. They are never safe from this kind of problem.
Alcohol addiction is a dangerous situation that one should be vigilant of.