Alcoholic drinks have been of different variations. Despite variations, alcoholic drinks will always be part of every culture. It will always be a major part of every culture. We celebrate victories, birthdays and even small conversation with our old pals over a couple of bottles of beer. It does not really harm. The purpose is for socializing. Parties won’t be a success if not for those comfort drinks. It has been natural in us to like and take on drinking alcoholic drinks. In fact according to evolutionary psychology, we are genetically predisposed to like alcoholic drinks. During the hunter-gatherer age, the era where ancestors’ main job is hunting and gathering, people have already been open to these alcoholic drinks, not in a kind of drink but in the form of fruits. Being born with a sweet tooth, we form a liking on what we tasted. Over time, we do not like sweet drinks anymore; we have learned to be fond of odd tastes, like other variety of alcoholic drinks.
When it comes to alcohol intake, people have differences in terms of ingestion. Every alcohol addicts varies on the frequency of drinking alcohol. Alcoholic drinkers are of three kinds: light, moderate, and heavy. If you go on asking people on what category or range they belong, some people would say they are light drinker, coz they drink very infrequently and in a very light volume. Moderate drinker on the other hand, are those people who describe themselves as those who drink in order to socialize and drinks in an average volume and mostly when there is an occasion. And there are people who are heavy drinkers, people who drink and feast on drinks on large amount and volume, and does not care or keep tabs on how much they have already consumed. Instead of drinking to socialize, these people socialize in order to drink. It has been a method that delights them. Ingesting large amounts of alcoholic drinks brings pleasant sensations to them. Alcohol addiction would sooner set in.
According to the Webster dictionary, alcohol addiction is defined as the continuous excessive and compulsive taking of alcoholic drinks that could become a chronic disorder which could lead to psychological and physical dependence or addiction.
Everything should be in moderation. Too much can kill you. Alcohol is not really a bad drink. Studies have even found uses, benefits and advantage to this considered “common plague” to mankind. According to studies, if used in the proper context, alcohol could be save lives, and not waste lives. But for the case of alcohol addicts, they just make use of alcohol to the extent. Vast quantities of alcohol is being taken in. This is a very sad case because alcohol creates tolerance. And worst, their quantity intake increases over time. A small amount would no longer do.
The victims of alcohol addiction is never chosen. Everyone can be a victim. Alcohol addiction will even become a big dilemma addiction because it will be a hard habit to break. Trying to get away from it would result to you becoming easily irritated, moody and worst of all abusive.
Fights are not only the expected result of alcohol addiction. It also makes an individual dysfunctional. All of your time, you will be preoccupied on contemplating about your desire and urge to drink. Once you get your hands on a bottle of beer, you will start to lose control. You will soon demand for more and stopping would be difficult. Over time, you will be physically dependent to alcohol; you will feel nauseated, anxious and shaky if you will try to stop drinking. The cycle never ends because it will always end to drinking more quantities of alcohol.
Alcohol addiction is a never ending cycle. Without intervention, you will be trapped in it.