Different alcoholics - the many faces of addiction

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Alcoholism and various alcoholics

Alcoholism is an addictive disease that manifests itself differently in different individuals. We get to know decadent alcoholics, functional alcoholics and other manifestations of alcoholism so that you can identify yourself or someone close to you with an alcohol problem. In addition, we look at how alcoholism can affect an individual's life and health.

It is important to understand that alcoholism is a disease that requires treatment.

We will also go through what kind of help is available for alcohol dependence. The aim is to increase understanding of the diversity of alcoholism, encourage people to seek help and provide support in the recovery process.

Decadent alcoholics

A decadent alcoholic is a person who, as a result of alcohol consumption, has fallen into a deep state of social and often economic deterioration. Such an alcoholic may be homeless, unemployed and in poor physical and mental condition. Alcohol has completely dominated their life for a long time, and they no longer have the ability to control their drinking. The life of a decadent alcoholic can be full of problems and suffering. This is perhaps the saddest form of manifestation of alcohol addiction, besides young alcoholics.

An alcoholic man with torn clothes and long dark hair leans onto a structure.

Young alcoholics

Young alcoholics are young people who have fallen into a spiral of alcohol abuse and addiction at an early age. They may use alcohol due to social pressure or as a means of self-comfort; this in turn can lead to problems with school, family and health. Failure to receive treatment often results in social exclusion.

Binge drinkers

Binge drinkers are individuals who drink large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time and often in situations such as parties or weekends. They may drink uncontrollably, but they may not be addicted to substances on a daily basis. This type of drinking can cause serious health risks and short-term problems such as memory loss and accidents. Many people in this group do not admit to themselves that they suffer from an alcohol problem, because alcohol and getting drunk are often just a harmless way for them to have fun.

Functional alcoholic

A functional alcoholic can be a very successful and socially active functioning person. They may have a good job, manage their family and relationships flawlessly, and actively participate in various social events. From the outside, everything may seem fine, but a functional alcoholic still suffers from alcohol addiction. They are able to hide their drinking and keep it under control, at least ostensibly, but alcohol consumption adversely affects their life and health, especially in the long run, in many different ways.

Workplace addicted alcoholic

A workplace addicted alcoholic is a person who experiences great stress and pressure in working life. This person resorts to alcohol to cope with them. They may use alcohol to relax or sleep better after stressful days at work. This quickly becomes a habit, and the effect of a couple of glasses will soon not even be noticeable. Although they work normally and can succeed in their career, alcohol addiction can affect their professional performance in the long term and most certainly has a negative impact on health.

High-ranking alcoholic

These are people who occupy an influential and high position in society or at work. They can be successful businessmen, politicians, doctors or other similar professionals. Although they are successful and skilled at their job, alcohol is their way of relaxing or coping with stress. At the very least, it will cause health problems in the long term. Alcohol addiction can also affect their decision-making, which means that their illness can have serious consequences for others as well. The most worrying thing is that addiction in most of these cases is not visible to outsiders in any way, so the responsibility for seeking treatment remains with these individuals and their loved ones.

Alcoholism is a serious addictive disease

Alcoholism is a serious addictive disease that requires treatment just like any other disease. Unfortunately, this disease knows no boundaries and can affect anyone's life, young or old, male or female. It is essential to understand that alcoholism is a disease and not just a sign of weakness or moral failure.

Alcoholism can affect a person's life and health in many different ways. It affects not only physical health, but also mental and social well-being.

Alcohol dependence can cause serious health problems, such as liver disease, cardiovascular problems, and nervous disorders.

In addition, it can negatively affect a person's mood, causing depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.

Alcoholism also affects a person's social life and relationships. Often, as the illness is prolonged, the alcoholic isolates himself or herself and withdraws from the company of his or her loved ones, which can cause conflicts and problems in the family and circle of friends. This isolation is often due to the shame and guilt that the alcoholic feels about the situation. It is therefore very important that an atmosphere of understanding and empathy is created among those who are aware of the issue and in society at large, encouraging openness and supporting those suffering from alcoholism.

Seeking treatment

The first steps to seeking treatment can be difficult, but it is a step towards a better future. Treatment can offer alcoholics the opportunity to learn new life skills and develop coping methods for everyday challenges without alcohol. In addition to therapy, support networks such as peer support groups and therapist support can be invaluable support in the recovery process.

Seeking treatment should not cause shame or fear. On the contrary, courage and openness to seek treatment are steps towards a better life. Seeking treatment for an alcoholic should be encouraged and supported by everyone around us.

In addition to seeking treatment, it is important to find the right form of treatment. Fortunately, there are various options, among which everyone can choose the most suitable for themselves. One provider that has been found to be effective and safe is Contral Clinics, which treats its clients with a medical method.

The Contral method 

The Contral method is based on numerous scientific studies that have proven its effectiveness in the treatment of alcoholism. The method aims to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and curb cravings for alcohol, which helps clients to better engage in the recovery process. The safety of the Contral method is also ensured, which gives patients more confidence in the treatment and its effects.

After all, alcoholism is a serious disease that requires professional treatment and support. Alcoholism is not something that should be treated alone or in secret. Seeking help and receiving support are the first steps on the way to a healthier and happier life. It is important to remember that seeking treatment is a sign of strength and desire to improve one's quality of life. 

Whether Contral or another method of treatment is chosen, it's important to seize the opportunity to get help and support when you need it. More information about the Contral method can be found on the Services page. 

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