Alcohol stored in unlikely places, at home, in the workplace or in the car.
Appearance of withdrawal symptoms, such as:
- sleep disorders,
- increased sweating,
Alcohol abusers may have many symptoms in common with those with full-blown alcoholism, however, when you overdo it, you are not completely addicted because you do not feel all that compulsive desire to drink. Furthermore, when not drinking, the physiological symptoms of withdrawal may not occur.
Alcohol abuse can still cause serious problems, as in the case of alcoholism it may seem not to be able to quit without external help.
When to call the doctor
If you have already doubted that your relationship with alcohol spills over into abuse or addiction, it is possible that this is the case and it is certainly worth talking to a doctor, even more so if:
- you feel you cannot control your relationship with alcohol,
- if you believe that alcohol is causing you problems in daily life,
- even if you do not feel you have a problem, but family or friends have questioned you (the refusal to recognize an addiction is very common and there is nothing to be ashamed of).
Contact the Emergency Department if you have symptoms of alcohol intoxication, such as:
- He retched,
- coughing up blood,
- irregular and insufficient breathing,
- cold, pale skin (or bluish, in case of lack of oxygen),
fainting and / or lack of response to external stimuli,
Although it is often considered an exciting, the truth is that alcohol depresses the central nervous system and has a sedative action, especially at higher doses. It also has an anxiolytic effect and causes a lowering of the inhibition threshold. It can also cause:
- loss of muscle coordination,
- inability to make rational speeches,
- loss of balance,
- redness of the face and eyes
- and in the most serious cases it can lead to ethyl coma, a potentially fatal situation.
Drinking too much can also cause various problems, among them we remember:
- lowered judgment and inhibitory brakes, resulting in inconsistent or harmful choices and behaviors (including unprotected sexual intercourse, with the risk of contagion of sexually transmitted diseases, but also an increased risk of suffering abuse and violence),
- accidents (car, domestic, …),
- poor performance at work or school,
- increased likelihood of committing violent crimes,
- loss of personal items (wallet, keys, mobile phone, …),
- alcohol poisoning (vomiting, convulsions, unconsciousness).