There are varying forms of alcohol addiction and it can present itself in different ways. For some people it might be drinking large amounts of alcohol each day and for others it could be frequent binge drinking.
Over time a person can build up a physical dependence to alcohol which means that their body will rely on having alcohol in their system in order to function, and therefore if they were to stop drinking it would lead to withdrawal symptoms and actually be very dangerous.
If an average male is drinking approximately 100 units per week he is likely to become physically dependent, and for women they it would be drinking approximately 70 units per week.
However, even if someone is not physically dependent on alcohol they could still have a psychological dependence on it. This could be through binge drinking or even if you just need to have a drink after work to relax yourself, in the long term this can still cause you health problems and may eventually lead to physical dependency.
We help provide therapies related to treating alcoholism and ensuring the whole family feel they are being helped during this process.
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