Getting a refill? Try detoxing instead

Published: 12th December 2012 08:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th December 2012 08:41 AM   |  A+A-

Alcoholism or addiction is a disease that is often overlooked by many. However, its implications are huge, from physical to psychological, as excessive use of alcohol or tobacco affects the central nervous system of human body.

The symptoms are frequent intoxication, loss of control, neglect to eat or eating poorly, craving,  hiding alcohol use, indifferent timings of drinking, making excuses to drink, memory lapses after heavy drinking, unsafe drinking like while driving or eating dinner or lunch, need of more and more alcohol to feel drunk and behavioural changes like hostile mannerisms when asked about drinking.

The consequences of alcoholism can have serious affects on physical health, mental health, family, job responsibilities and relationships.

However, the good news is that there are ways to overcome alcoholism. Counselling therapy and medical care have a few solutions to get rid of addiction. There are various rehab centres in the city which provide counselling therapies and help the patients to overcome the dependence on alcohol.

There are support groups which are available to provide help to people who are dealing with alcoholism.

One of the prominent group in this regard is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), a self-help group that offers emotional support and specific steps for people to recover from alcohol dependence. They have a programme known as called a “12-step” approach.As far as medications are concerned, there are both homeopathic and ayurdevic medication that one can opt for.

Homeopathic is an individualised or customised way of dealing with alcoholism and its remedy is based on the basis of one’s personality.

It has the potential to reinforce them physically and psychologically and overcome the problem of addiction.


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