Possible Alcoholism Causes
People may use alcohol as a way of relaxing, coping with trauma, or numbing painful feelings. If this becomes a habit you might become addicted to alcohol and feel unable to cope with life when sober.
Effects of Alcoholism
You will feel a strong urge to drink. If your body becomes dependent on alcohol you will experience withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop, like sweating, nausea, agitation and shaking. Stopping suddenly can be fatal. Alcoholism may also cause hepatitis and cirrhosis of the liver, certain cancers, inflammation of the stomach and pancreas, high blood pressure, brain damage, heart failure, accidents due to being drunk, financial problems, loss of employment and relationship break-ups.
Try these Solutions to Alcoholism
- Do not stop drinking suddenly. Talk to your doctor about starting a detox program
- Think about why you started drinking heavily and address problems in your life
- Group therapy
- Medications such as Antabuse, which change the way your body reacts to alcohol and may help you give up