10 Sobering Facts About Alcohol Addiction

Are you looking for treatment for alcohol addiction in Berkshire?

At Addiction Care, this is one of the most serious problems that we help people tackle. Affecting roughly 4% of women and 9% of men, the consequences of this addiction can be devastating.

Here are 10 reasons that alcohol addiction needs to be addressed.

  1. It makes your blood pressure go through the roof.
  2. Alcoholism causes mental health problems, and exacerbates existing ones.
  3. It can lead to strokes at an early age.
  4. Alcoholism leads to a loss of control that destroys relationships and ruins a person’s career.
  5. Since it’s absorbed in your blood stream, alcohol affects every part of your body, particularly your liver.
  6. Shockingly, consistently heavy drinking even causes your frontal lobes to shrink.
  7. It wracks havoc on your digestive system and can damage your mouth. Eventually it can lead to dangerous internal bleeding.
  8. It can cause trouble for your heart, and eventually lead to poisoning of the heart muscles, an irregular heartbeat and heart attacks or failure.
  9. Drinking too much reduces your libido.
  10. It also weakens your immune system, which means you’ll find it harder to fight off germs, viruses and all types of illnesses.

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