Phases Or Stages of Alcoholism
Alcoholism Stage 1: Abstinence
Alcohol dependence can literally begin before the alcohol consumption gets started if an individual has perceptions and attitudes consistent with those that addicts traditionally display.
Alcoholism Stage 2: Initial Use
Stage two can include things like the experimental usage of alcohol, occasional use, or periodic binge alcohol consumption (i.e., one or two times a year). First use of alcohol may not be a concern for the user or those people who are close to the user. Occasional alcohol consumption may cause difficulties while the user is drunk or the following day, she or he hasn't reached the stage of dependence.
Alcoholism Stage 3: Significant Risk Usage
Significant risk describes an abundance of drinking, and poor choices made when drunk. At this stage, the pattern and frequency of alcohol abuse is high enough to be dangerous for the drinker and people around him or her.
Alcoholism Stage 4: Problematic Usage
When the adverse consequences of alcohol consumption becomes obvious, problematic use of alcohol occurs. Health concerns become issues, including things like damaged liver function and/or STDs (sexual transmitted diseases). DUI (driving drunk) charges may occur, and/or other legal issues relating to drinking to excess and making poor choices. Friends and family notice there is a problem.
Alcoholism Stage 5: Early Stage of Dependence
The early stage of alcohol addiction is distinguisheded by noticeable problems. At this point, alcohol rehab is most effective.
Alcoholism Stage 6: Middle Stage of Dependency
During the middle stage of alcohol addiction, adverse consequences begin to escalate. The user loses his or her job due to too many skipped days at work. Alcohol-induced fights end relationships. The consequences of the adverse consequences of alcoholism become irreversible.
Alcoholism Stage 7: Crisis Stage of Dependency
At this crisis point, everyone is aware of the effects of alcohol addiction, including the alcoholic. Serious health problems become issues. The alcoholic is seldom without a drink, but the user believes he or she is deceiving everyone. This stage frequently leads to alcohol-related deaths for the individuals if they do not enter into alcohol rehab.