Alcohol Dependence

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Alcohol dependence is a kind of psychiatric diagnosis which describes the physical addiction towards alcohol. A person should converge three out of the total seven possible criterions in merely 12 months with respect to achieve alcoholic dependence described in DSM IV. The first criterion is associated to the physiological dependency that is described to be the tolerance and the second one is withdrawal. The third and fourth criterion will signify the convention of control loss while drinking and also the failure experienced while quitting drinking. The fifth and sixth criteria indicate the advancement of dependency that changes the present style of living. The seventh criterion of alcohol dependence could be met, while the person intakes alcohol regularly without being alarmed about the dreadfulness of drinking. It causes some psychological causes.

Everyone does not satisfy the similar criterion and thus everyone does not have the similar problem and symptoms that relates to alcoholic drinking. With respect to alcohol dependence, only three out the seven criterions are closely looked for! Every individuals participating with alcohol dependence does not meet psychological dependence. There is a difference between alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse. They are differentiated by the symptoms like withdrawal and tolerance. Alcohol dependence is sometimes referred as alcoholism. Around 12% of adults in USA are facing the alcohol dependence trouble and they suffer badly with the serious impacts.

With intent to discover and realize the prevailing characteristics of the alcohol dependence, substantial scientific efforts from the past 3 decades have been carried out. This process of workout commenced in the year 1976, while the far-familiar British Psychiatrist named Griffith Edwards gave his active workout along with the American colleague named Milton Gross to develop a systematically expression of the theory that is comprehended as ‘alcoholism’ – the alcoholic dependency syndrome. Alcohol dependence is acknowledged by the American Medical Association as a disease because it has a characteristic set of signs and symptoms and a progressive course.

visayanislander posted a photo: Z#108-20200325-liker-alkoholiker It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or the fourteenth. – George Burns
National Library of Medicine - History of Medicine posted a photo: Soft is the heart of a child: a story of the effect of alcoholism in the family Contributor(s): National Institutes of Health (U.S.). Medical Arts and Photography Branch.

Publication: [Bethesda, Md. : Medical Arts and Photography Branch, National Institutes of Health, 19--]

Language(s): English

Format: Still image

Subject(s): Alcoholism -- psychology, Parent-Child Relations,
Motion Pictures as Topic

Genre(s): Posters

Abstract: Two hearts appear at the top of the silver poster, one whole and pink, the other black and broken into pieces. The captions are above and below the hearts. Additional information on the dates, times, and place for viewing the film are given at the bottom of the poster.

Extent: 1 photomechanical print (poster) : 74 x 55 cm.

Technique: color

NLM Unique ID: 101454037

NLM Image ID: C00672

Permanent Link: resource.nlm.nih.gov/101454037
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Smarmore Castle posted a photo: Smarmore Castle  - Specialist Addiction Treatment with Medical Detox in Ireland Smarmore Castle is a leading drug & alcohol addiction treatment centre in Ireland

Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is the first drug and alcohol treatment centre in Ireland to follow the Castle Craig Model of addiction treatment.

Our treatment includes alcohol and drugs detox, targeted addiction therapies and specialised support groups.

The location is a beautiful castle and country house in County Louth, with origins in the 14th century. The surrounding countryside offers our patients an escape from their chaotic lives surrounded by an experienced team of treatment professionals.

Visit: smarmorecastle.ie for more information
Smarmore Castle posted a photo: Smarmore Castle  - Specialist Addiction Treatment with Medical Detox in Ireland Smarmore Castle is a leading drug & alcohol addiction treatment centre in Ireland

Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is the first drug and alcohol treatment centre in Ireland to follow the Castle Craig Model of addiction treatment.

Our treatment includes alcohol and drugs detox, targeted addiction therapies and specialised support groups.

The location is a beautiful castle and country house in County Louth, with origins in the 14th century. The surrounding countryside offers our patients an escape from their chaotic lives surrounded by an experienced team of treatment professionals.

Visit: smarmorecastle.ie for more information

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