Treatment of problem drinking at Tulasi Health Care in Delhi
Tulasi health care offers quality treatment for patients who have drinking problems but are not dependent on alcohol as yet.
Who is a problem drinker?
Problem drinking is 4 times more prevalent in our society than alcoholism Per say. Problem drinkers are people who drink excessively but still do not get withdrawal symptoms, as they are not dependent on alcohol.
But due to the excessive consumption of alcohol they face problems in all spheres of life personal or professional for eg relationship,work
- Family history of alcohol use disorder and inheriting certain genes predisposes person-drinking problems.
- Alcohol abuse is common in people older than 65 years of age, it is more dangerous also as they are on prescription medicines which can adversely react with alcohol and they can even have falls, which can result in major injuries.
- Mental illness such as depression, anxiety and personality
Problem drinkers are people who drink moderately, heavily orindulge in binge drinking
Moderate drinkers are healthy people who drink moderately and havea low risk of developing an alcohol problem.
Moderate drinking is:
- Women: No more than one drink per day
- Men: No more than two drinks per day
- People 65 and older: No more than one drink per day
Even moderate drinking is known to cause problems if alcohol is consumed too quickly, there is history of taking certain medication or there are other health problems.
Heavy drinkers are people who drink heavily have a very high risk of developing alcohol problems.
Heavy drinking is:
- Women: More than seven drinks per week or three drinks per occasion
- Men: More than 14 drinks per week or four drinks per occasion
Binge drinkers are people who binge drink also have a risk of developing an alcohol problem. Binge drinking often do not drink for long periods altogether but once they start they are unable to stop, gradually their alcohol binge periods become longer and their amount also increases.
Binge drinking is (generally within about two hours):
- Women: Four or more drinks
- Men: Five or more drinks
How to diagnose a drinking problem?
Three key questions are important for diagnosis of drinking problem
1. Have you lost control of your drinking? 2. Have you developed tolerance or other signs of addiction? 3. Are there problem in your job, relationships or with law due to your drinking.
Consequencesof problem drinking:
- Untimely preventable death
- Road traffic accidents and trauma
- Suicide or drowning
- Liver diseases
- Cancer of mouth throat, esophagus, liver, breast etc.
- Counseling from a trained mental health professional
- Social support groups
It is recommended to see a trained professional because reducing or stopping alcohol suddenly can precipitatelife threatening withdrawal symptoms. Fortunately effective and best treatment for problem drinking is available at Tulasi health care.
Contact us now before it is too late and you end up being an alcoholic.