Symptom of alcoholism is the appearance of a hangover syndrome the next day after taking alcohol. Its signs are headache, nausea, depression, thirst, weakness and weakness.
The 2nd sign of alcoholism is the desire (and need) to hang over. That is, take a certain minimum dose of alcohol to help you regain your strength and improve your well-being.
The 3rd sign of alcoholism is the loss of control over the amount of alcohol consumed. After one or two first glasses, a person loses control over himself, cannot stop and stop taking alcohol only when the alcohol ends or the consciousness turns off.
4th symptom of alcoholism is the loss of control over the situation at the time of the highest intoxication. A person ceases to understand who he is, where he is, his behavior does not always correspond to the situation, for no particular reason he can start crying, laughing, tides of love for his neighbor are unpredictably replaced by bouts of rage and hatred. In addition, in a state of alcoholic intoxication, control over suppressed homosexual impulses in the usual state decreases. Everyone could watch two tipsy friends shake hands for a long time, kiss passionately, confess to each other in respect and love.
Why don’t they do it when sober? Could it be that a sober man is in mind, then a drunk has no tongue? Or something else.
The 5th symptom of the disease is alcoholic memory loss (amnesia). Patients who have reached such a phase of the development of alcoholism may not remember anything the next morning, and learn from others a lot of interesting things about what they did yesterday. Unfortunately, the traditions of our society allow a good-natured, condescending attitude towards such behavior, thereby contributing to the further degradation of a person, the growth of domestic crime, which in most cases is just committed “out of drunkenness.” But in Western Europe, for example, showing an alcoholic a film on which all his drunken “tricks” are captured is one of the methods of his upbringing. And as some sources of information assure, it is very effective.
The 6th symptom of alcoholism is the presence of drunkenness. Experts call “drunkenly” such a condition when the intake of alcohol continues for more than two days in a row.
The 7th symptom of alcoholism is impaired appetite during a binge. Appetite is so reduced that it is enough for a person to eat a slice of lemon or a cucumber to feel full.
Along with an appetite disorder during a binge, sleep disorder occurs.
The 8th symptom of alcoholism While in this state, most patients sleep during the day, and at night they have big problems with sleep. Trying to break out of the vicious circle, they begin to resort to alcohol to fall asleep at night, but the situation only gets worse.
The 9th symptom of alcoholism is the occurrence of anxiety and fears during a drunken state. The patient begins to be frightened by the silence in the apartment, he is in a state of continuous, anxious expectation. To get rid of this condition, according to experts, many patients even sleep with a bottle under their pillow. The next link in the chain of transformations of a healthy person into a mental, physical and moral disabled person is the occurrence of auditory and visual hallucinations. This is the very state when they say about a person that he “drank to hell.”
The 10th symptom of alcoholism is a decrease in alcohol tolerance. To become intoxicated, the patient needs less and less alcohol at this stage. If, at the maximum tolerance, one or two, or even several bottles of vodka a day could “knock him down”, then at a certain stage this state begins to appear after a minimum dose of alcohol, literally from a glass or two. The term of passage of the thorny road is different for everyone.
Three or four years is enough for one alcoholic to completely get out of the circle, while another will be able to “balance on the brink” for ten to twenty years. But in any case, if you do not take adequate measures during the time and do not seek specialized help from doctors, a sad outcome is guaranteed.
The last symptom of alcoholism is personality degradation. The person becomes completely indifferent to everything that happens. The only focus of all his efforts in this phase of the disease is how to get alcohol.