Feck off im drinking Hoodie
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Feck off im drinking Hoodie
drinking beer hoodie
BIG THICK WARM!
Fabric 100% cotton
Weight Colour 185 gsm
Size Chest (to fit) S – 34/36″, M – 38/40″, L – 42/44″, XL – 46/48″, XXL 50+
Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence syndrome is a type of Alcohol Use Disorder, and a broad term for problems with ethanol (commonly referred to as alcohol), and generally refers to alcohol addiction, which is the compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcoholic beverages, usually to the detriment of the drinker’s health, personal relationships, and social standing. It is medically considered a disease, specifically an addictive illness. There are two main types alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence. Alcohol misuse has the potential to damage almost every organ in the body, including the brain. The effects of chronic alcohol abuse can cause both medical and psychiatric problems. One who has alcoholism is called an alcoholic.
The American Medical Association considers alcoholism as a disease:452 and supports a classification that includes both physical and mental components.:33 The biological mechanisms that cause alcoholism are not well understood. Social environment, stress, mental health, family history, age, ethnic group, and gender all influence the risk for the condition. Significant alcohol intake produces changes in the brain’s structure and chemistry, though some alterations occur with minimal use of alcohol over a short term period, such as tolerance and physical dependence. These changes maintain the person with alcoholism’s compulsive inability to stop drinking and result in alcohol withdrawal syndrome if the person stops. Identifying alcoholism may be difficult for those affected because of the social stigma associated with the disease that causes people with alcoholism to avoid diagnosis and treatment for fear of shame or social consequences. The evaluation responses to a group of standardized questioning is a common method of diagnosis. These can be used to identify harmful drinking patterns, including alcoholism. In general, problem drinking is considered alcoholism when the person continues to drink despite experiencing social or health problems caused by drinking.
Treatment of alcoholism takes several steps. Because of the medical problems that can be caused by withdrawal, alcohol detoxification should be carefully controlled. One common method involves the administration of benzodiazepine medications, such as diazepam. People with alcoholism also sometimes have other addictions which may complicate this step. After detoxification, other support such as group therapy or self-help groups are used to help the person remain sober. Thombs (1999) states according to behavioural sciences alcoholism is described as a “maladaptive behaviour”. He explains this must not be confused with “misbehaviour”. Behavioural scientists explain that addicts have a behaviour pattern that may lead to destructive consequences for themselves, their families and society. This does not label addicts as bad or irresponsible. Compared with men, women are more sensitive to alcohol’s harmful physical, cerebral, and mental effects.