Beer Alcoholism is Tough to Recognize
Beer is used as a socialization aide all over the world. Happy hour, house parties, sporting events, you name it—if there are strangers together, there’s bound to be beer. Perhaps this is why beer addiction symptoms tend to slip under the radar more so than those related to hard liquor addiction; it’s seen as perfectly normal, especially in certain social spheres like that of the American college, to get drunk and party multiple times a week. In addition, it’s also seen as normal to suffer the next day for it in terms of health. Why else do there exist cheeky drinks marketed as hangover cures?
Despite what societal convention says, beer addiction is dangerous and should not be socially normalized. Beer contains alcohol and is a part of the public health crisis that is alcoholism. Between the years of 2006 and 2010, for example, 88,000 people each year died as a direct result of consuming alcohol, according to the CDC.
Therefore, it’s crucial that if one cannot follow through or understand how to stop drinking beer, that they seek permanent sobriety from a reputable treatment center immediately.
What Qualifies as Beer Addiction?
Again, because excessive alcohol consumption is normalized in many social groups, it can be difficult to recognize beer addiction symptoms. Below, we give a few brief guidelines. You can also visit our alcohol addiction page for more detailed information.
- Feeling the need to cut down on one’s drinking habits. Typically, one struggling with beer addiction knows their habits are destructive and expresses a desire to cut down. However, due to the changed chemical and physical structure of the brain, they are unable to do so without potentially harmful withdrawal symptoms.
- Feeling annoyed when one’s drinking habits are criticized. Many struggling with beer addiction also feel defensive when others point out their problematic drinking habits. Initially this may seem paradoxical, but the struggling addict faces immense social stigma. They must also grapple with the fallacy that alcoholism is a moral character failing when it is, in fact, a disease or nutritional deficiency of the brain.
- Feeling guilty about drinking. Again, many who struggle with beer addiction know their habits are harmful. They may feel guilty that they are unable to stop, due to the prevailing (false) belief that beer addiction is a sign of weak willpower.
- Drinking first thing in the morning. Many struggling with beer addiction attest to a “wake-up call” that makes them realize the true nature of their disease. This, for some people, can be when social drinking turns to day drinking in an attempt to mediate physical symptoms. However, this “wake-up call” can and will vary between individuals.
You Have Beer Addiction Symptoms. What Should You Do?
Untreated alcoholism, which beer addiction qualifies as, can lead to death or a greatly shortened lifespan. It is imperative that all those who struggle with beer alcoholism seek treatment that promotes lasting, not intermittent sobriety.
Choosing an addiction clinic can be a daunting task. All of them proclaim high recovery success rates, although the national average is somewhere between 10-20 percent success based on abstinence after only one year. Many addicts go through treatment multiple times only to end up where they started—sometimes worse when newly prescribed psychiatric drugs are factored in.
After losing her son to suicide following a 28-day inpatient treatment program for alcoholism, Dr. Mathews-Larson started down a path to find the answers of why treatment fails so often. Her unique orthomolecular program emphasizing biochemical restoration was a breakthrough advancement in chemical addiction treatment. Furthermore, to give proof to her model, an unbiased peer review study was conducted and published in the INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOSOCIAL RESEARCH.
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