Tolerance May Increase Alcohol Abuse Risk

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Alcohol can be an every day part of some people’s lives. Many people feel a glass of wine after work or a beer with their dinner is just part of relaxing.  After a while the body will adjust to this intake of alcohol and you will find that you are more comfortable with one or two drinks hence the concept of being able to hold your liquor.

Most people with the ability to hold their liquor will feel proud of this achievement but actually while there may be short-term benefits from doing so, there are long-term harmful effects.

Risks of Alcohol Abuse

Some of the common long-term effects can include:

  • Anemia
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Liver Failure
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Nerve Damage
  • Pancreatitis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia

After experiencing these side effects, a person would need to be treated for other symptoms and have to go on many other drugs to compensate. This starts a dwindling spiral of problems, which compounded one on top of another winds up most of us in a situation that we don’t know how to control.

Alcohol is all around us. It’s shown in movies and on television as being a way to have fun and fit in. As a result, it’s become more acceptable to abuse this drug and the results of its abuse in our society are prevalent.

Because of this, it is important to educate your children at an early age so that they understand the problems and consequences that can arise from taking something as serious as alcoholism lightly. Kids as young as 12 are being exposed to alcohol by their friends in school. Starting to drink early can seriously affect your health. The body, which has not yet fully grown, can break down and have serious problems, which may not be able to be counteracted if not addressed early enough.

Seeking Help for an Alcohol Problem

If you find that you know of someone who already has a problem what can you do for them?

Offer them help by listening to what they are faced with and understanding what it is that they are going through. Once a person knows you understand them, they are more likely to listen to your advice.

If you supply them with facts and data that will allow them to see being dependent on alcohol can cause long-term problems and will ruin their lives. Once they decide to do something about this problem, then you can offer them a solution. The first step is to realize that you want to change your life.

Once you’ve decided to make the change, seek out a trusted and natural rehabilitation center, such as one that offers vitamin and mineral detoxification programs that will clean out the body and allow it to heal itself. These facilities offer programs to help an individual cope with the problems of life that led them to drink originally. By finding out what area of life the person was having difficulty coping with and offering them solution to this problem, you make sure the person won’t fall back into the trap again. This way, the person can make a full recovery and return to their lives in a better state.

About the Author: Ronald Hart is a former drug counselor who frequently lectures and writes on ways to combat substance abuse. He suggests that if you’re looking for more information, contact