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Alcohol is a drug which is used by any age and any ethnic background, it can have serious effects but not many of us realize this.

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Alcohol Alcohol is a drug which is used by any age and any ethnic background, it can have serious effects but not many of us realize this. Some people drink a lot and become addicted to it, the alcohol effects part of the brain which controls all the decision making, the outcome of this is loss of inhibitions. It affects the physical side which causes blurred vision and loss of balance. Drinking large amounts of alcohol at once is known as binge drinking, this has serious effects such as unconsciousness, coma and death. As you may realize by now alcohol can be a very dangerous drug but only if you take more than the recommended amount which is: Men - should drink no more than 21 units of alcohol per week and no more than four units in any one day. ...read more.

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Excessive drinking is related with loss of brain cells, liver failure, stomach ulcers, certain types of cancer, nerve damage, heart failure and epilepsy. Even though alcohol is used to make people feel relaxed, excessive drinking over a long period of time increases anxiety and causes depression. It also affects problems with sleeping, mood swings, violence and suicide. If you personally drink a lot and would like to stop, it may help if you keep a diary which records how much alcohol you drink every day, also if you could set yourself a target of how much you are allowed to drink everyday eventually it will make a change in how much alcohol you consume. ...read more.

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> You could visit your local GP and receive confidential advice > Get involved in the community and join alcohol clubs > Consume alcohol with food. > Visit special organizations which deal with your particular problem for example Alcohol concern and Alcohol Anonymous this may help you in a great deal as they will concentrate on just alcohol and how you could stop. > Try to take no more than one drink per hour > Have plenty of water in between drinks Treatment To prevent withdrawal symptoms, heavy drinkers can prescribe for a certain medication such as diazepam for a couple of days after they have stopped drinking. There are also another two types of drug treatments that are used to help stop drinking these are, Disulfiram and Acamprosate. ?? ?? ?? ?? Aumera Bibi Health and Social Care ...read more.

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