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. In a normal condition, after drinking a handful, the person may become dizzy and feels like vomiting. The term “tipsy” is given to this kind of condition. Alcoholic drinks contain substances that go to an area in the brain and change its role, thus, imbalance happens, violent and risky behaviors, and irrational thinking. However, there are ways on how one can recover from the state of being tipsy. An ample amount of asleep and a cup of hot coffee is all a tipsy person needs to overcome the “tipsiness”
In the case of alcohol addiction, it is quite different. Despite negative consequences, people could not stop drinking once they are in a state of alcohol addiction. Alcohol addiction is a very big drinking problem wherein drinking alcoholic drinks becomes a habit to the person. This is a problem because the drinking habit may produce undesirable and negative effects. The primary effect of alcohol addiction is to persuade the sufferer to drink at times and in amounts that are health damaging. The secondary damage is caused by the failure 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. Alcohol addiction can have adverse effects on mental health causing psychiatric disorders to develop.
Alcohol addiction is one cause why there are abused women and children. There is an easy air of violence once alcohol is taken in. 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.
Alcohol addiction could be inherited. 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. However, there are also other factors that might contribute to one’s alcohol addiction such as the kind of friends you have and the amount of stress you currently have.
As we all know, family is the basic unit in society. This is the avenue where one first learns to talk, to think, to feel, and to response. When a father has a drinking problem, he could be a causative factor to his son’s drinking problem in the future. The child sees the father as a model. He is the primary role model for behaviors at home. Thus, the child may think that it is fine to be drinking all the time. This is frightening because as the child grows, no one could be there to direct him or her as to what is really right and wrong. The mother is not always aware of the transference that is occurring to her child.
On a problematic side, alcohol addiction seems to be an underrated disease. This would create a problem because an alcohol addict might have a hard time accepting his or her situation. Some would say they are functional alcohol addicts. Still, it means the same. Denial only seems to be present. 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 rampant 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 might run in the family so one must be careful before taking a sip.