Do you often feel like going out for a drink, after a long work week?
Do you "party hard" every weekend and end up with a bad hangover?
Well, many of us may have experienced situations like this, at some point in our adult lives.
Especially in this day and age, where drinking alcohol has become more of a trend, it is hard to avoid drinking, while you are out socialsing.
Many people feel that drinking can help them unwind or de-stress or help them "fit-in" among their social circles, or the others simple enjoy the "high".
With numerous trendy bars all over the cities, these days, it is hard to escape from joining your friends for a drink on any given day!
However, it is crucial to know your limits when it comes to the consumption of alcohol.
If your alcohol consumption exceeds its limits, then it can lead to a serious psychological condition known as 'alcoholism' or 'alcohol dependency'.
This is a condition where the person indulges in uncontrolled drinking habits, which may lead to various behavioural disorders and may eventually lead to liver damage!
Have a look at some of the early warning signs of alcoholism that you need to be aware of, here.
The affected person may feel an uncontrollable urge to drink alcohol, at least a few times in a day.
The affected person experiences extreme mood swings ranging from depression to extreme agitation and aggression.
They may even get violent, especially with people who try to stop them from drinking.
They may often experience dizziness and black-outs, as they drink to the point where their body cannot take the amount of alcohol anymore.
Sometimes, when the affected person tries to cut down on alcohol, it may induce withdrawal symptoms such as sweating, shaking, headache, etc.
The affected person may experience gastro-intestinal problems such as abdominal bloating, acidity, nausea, vomiting, etc.
The affected person may start to neglect his every day duties and responsibilities, as the excess drinking is coming in the way of his/her daily activities.
Usually, if a person is suffering from alcohol addiction, he/she might not be able to stop with just a couple of drinks and they might go on drinking, until they pass out.