Alcohol Abuse

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Alcohol abuse is a perfect handling of psychiatric diagnosis that is clearly described in DSM-IV. It describes the use of alcoholic beverage in spite of a negative result. It contains ethanol commonly known as alcohol which is a psychoactive drug and has depressant effect. The central nervous functioning badly gets depressed and it results to plenty of serious side effects. It is differentiated from the physical dependence of alcohol by lack of symptom such as withdrawal and tolerance. Sometimes it is referred as alcoholism. There are lots of definitions of alcoholism but among them only some are compatible with alcohol abuse. Currently, with comparable numbers in other countries, there are approximately 9 million alcoholics in United States alone. There is little difference between alcoholism and alcohol abuse according to Max Fisher who is the author of How do I stopped drinking.

Intake of alcohol will result in biphasic health effects and troubles the overall physique and they change from one time period to another. Bad level of alcohol intake could cause serious consequences like coordination troubles and blurred vision. When the level of alcohol tends to increase, it certainly disturbs the biological tissue, as the cell membranes present in the body are easily permeable to the impact of alcohol intake. Excessive drinking could lead to severe poisoning and even death. Regular intake of alcohol will risk the personís life by developing alcoholic liver disease, alcoholism side effects, and several other cancer types too. Huge intake of alcoholic level over a time period could badly affect the human brain and it hassles the mental development. Studies have shown that alcohol dependence relates directly to cravings and irritability. Considerable evidence suggests a connection between gravid alcohol intake and increased risk for cancer.

<3> Treatment can vary for Alcohol Abuse. Many times, there are issues of alcohols which are associated with group treatment that is entirely composed of women and alcoholism. For example it can help to tend tissues that surround male abusers. Rehabilitation centers are instructed are instructed for detoxification if treated improperly as there can be serious physical effects including death.

hoffman posted a photo: Crisis at Christmas G88-26 Crisis at Christmas charity shelter in a disused church in Stepney, London. Christmas 1977.
hoffman posted a photo: St Botolph's Crypt F44-10 St Botolph's Crypt wet shelter 1978

The crypt of this east end church was opened to all comers on weekday evenings. Drinkers and drug users were as welcome as anyone else and there was no restriction on their consumption. Filthy, noisy, smelly and sometimes violent the crypt was non judgemental and provided food, warmth and medical support for many years under the management of The Reverend Malcolm Johnson. After he retired the money was squandered and the crypt closed.
hoffman posted a photo: St Botolph's Crypt H3-5 St Botolph's Crypt wet shelter 1978

The crypt of this east end church was opened to all comers on weekday evenings. Drinkers and drug users were as welcome as anyone else and there was no restriction on their consumption. Filthy, noisy, smelly and sometimes violent the crypt was non judgemental and provided food, warmth and medical support for many years under the management of The Reverend Malcolm Johnson. After he retired the money was squandered and the crypt closed.
hoffman posted a photo: Crisis at Christmas L46-26_col Homeless people line up for their Christmas dinner at an open shelter in a disused church run by charity Crisis at Xmas. hand coloured version..© David Hoffman phone +44 (0)20 8981 5041, email lib@hoffmanphotos.com .NUJ & BAPLA recommended terms & conditions apply. Moral rights asserted under Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988..Full terms and conditions for digital and traditional use available on request. Credit is required. No part of this photo to be stored, reproduced, manipulated or transmitted by any means without permission..
hoffman posted a photo: Crisis at Christmas L46-28 tweak 1 master Homeless people line up for their Christmas dinner at an open shelter in a disused church run by charity Crisis at Xmas.
hoffman posted a photo: F91-14 1976 St Botolph Azella getting ready for a date.
The wet crypt at St Botolph Church, Aldgate London where users were allowed to bring and consume their alcohol and drugs. 1976.

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