Effects of excessive alcohol consumption and how to overcome alcohol addiction

Here are son effects of excessive alcohol consumption and how to overcome alcohol addiction.

1. Causes temporary complications such as memory loss and coordination.

2. Long-term consequences of excessive drinking may include cardiomyopathy, stroke and sudden cardiac death.

3. Prolonged and excessive alcohol consumption are alcoholic hepatitis, fibrosis and cirrhosis.

4. Long-term alcohol abuse can eventually cause the blood vessels around the pancreas to swell, leading to pancreatitis.

Short term effects;
*Slurred speech
*Vision impairment
*Lack of coordination
*Extreme shifts in mood
*Memory lapses
*Slowed breathing

How to overcome alcohol addiction

1)Evaluate the costs and benefits of drinking.Weigh the costs and benefits of drinking to the costs and benefits of quitting. Take a decision.

2)Set goals and prepare for change. Once you’ve made the decision to change, the next step is establishing clear drinking goals. Be more specific and realistic. Work with your goals.

3)Get rid of temptations.
Remove all alcohol, barware, and other alcohol-related paraphernalia from your home and office.

4)Announce your goal.
Let friends, family members, and co-workers know that you’re trying to stop or cut back on drinking. If they drink, ask them to support your recovery by not doing so in front of you.

5)Be upfront about your new limits. Make it clear that drinking will not be allowed in your home and that you may not be able to attend events where alcohol is being served.

6)Avoid bad influences.
Distance yourself from people who don’t support your efforts to stop drinking or respect the limits you’ve set.

7)Learn from the past.
Reflect on previous attempts to stop or reduce your drinking,it worked? What didn’t? What can you do differently this time to avoid pitfalls?

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