Alcoholism Symptoms – Stage Wise Introduction
Alcoholism is associated more with mental ill effects than physical. However, symptoms of alcoholism can be discovered with behavioral changes in physical and mental state of a victim. While most symptoms are associated with the mental, psychological and behavioral changes in the person, there are a few physical alcoholism symptoms observed among addicts, which are easier to recognize and identify. Let us have a look at what these symptoms have to tell us.
There are various stages at which the alcoholism symptoms appear gradually. Those apparent in the first stage are enlisted below.
- Fresher alcoholics generally have a ‘big shot’ superiority complex that they can drink unlimited amount of alcohol. They often are seen boasting about their drinking skills.
- They are always conscious about places or events where they will have a better chance of sneak on more drinks.
- In little time, their tolerance to drinking is increased, without them being aware of it.
- These people do not appear alcoholics by persona or looks.
- Drinking in order to relieve stress or to win a bet or competition, or just for show off.
- The ill effects and impairments of alcohol in these people are not apparent in the initial stages of alcoholism, and hence, it becomes difficult to judge if alcohol is causing any serious problems or interfering with good health.
Phase 2 or stage 2 or alcoholism symptoms:
- Loss of control while drinking. Gulping down few initial drinks in no time.
- Hangovers of alcohol in the stage 2 are chronic and miserable.
- Any attempts made to cease drinking are seen to be in vain.
- Situations of blackouts are more frequent in the stage 2 of alcoholism symptoms.
- Physical ill health conditions increase to occur.
- Drinking more due to dependence, rather than stress relieving.
- Aggressive behaviors if alcohol is not available when required.
- A violent, aggressive, destructive nature and behavior is developed over time.
- Food negligence.
- Avoiding family and friends, and other personal and social responsibilities.
These were a few alcoholism symptoms in stage one and two. Further stages consist of similar signs in a more enhanced manner.