Most people who consume alcohol do so without suffering adverse consequences. However, individuals with abusive or excessive patterns of drinking may be at elevated risk for alcohol problems.
These problems cover a broad range of social and health outcomes. Those who abuse alcohol include a smaller sub-population of individuals who are “alcohol dependent” or “alcoholic.”
It is important to note that the terms “alcohol dependence” and “alcohol abuse” are not interchangeable. Individuals may drink abusively and to excess, causing harm to themselves and others without being dependent I worked with a man who was able to drink himself into comas and the next day, would bounce back and the only damage done was to his car. He generally forgot where he left it. He has since passed away from another disease not related to alcoholism.
Emotional regulation disorder is self-medicated with alcohol and over the years, the personality changes from “she drinks a little too much” to “she’s a nice person except when she drinks.”
There is the psychological stage of alcohol dependency and then there is the infamous “red line” that people talk about who have managed to stop drinking through counselling support. Crossing over the “red line” happens when the physiological effects of alcohol abuse manifest in chaos and physical repercussions. Sweating, headaches and shaking are just some of the physical affects that a person has crossed the “red line” into full blown alcoholism.
There are many resources available to the alcoholic to help him or her achieve a successful sobriety. I have seen many ladies over the years that are still sober today. How do I know? They keep in touch with me on a regular basis. They have adhered to the program they were first introduced to when they commenced counselling. They also take their supplements, including Tyrosine and L-Glutamine, to help balance their brain chemistry.
L-Glutamine supports efficient brain function and is the body’s most potent antioxidant and detoxifier.
Tyrosine Mood Food is necessary for the manufacture of dopamine and noradrenaline, which are required for concentration, alertness, memory and a happy, stable mood.
I also recommend Magnesium Ultra Potent to help them reduce stress and assist with a deep and restful sleep without having to use drugs or alcohol.
LivaTone Plus supports phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification pathways, ensuring optimum detoxification of many toxic substances and also supports liver function and metabolism.
If you would like a FREE copy of my new eBook, Recovery from Alcoholism, contact me, Wendy Perkins, at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.couragetochange.com.au or www.alcoholdependencycounselling.com.au for further advice.