Alcohol addiction is a chronic disease that develops as a result of long and systematic abuse of alcoholic beverages. To indicate the severity of the disease, physicians identify stages of alcoholism. Each of them has its own signs and specific symptoms. Having elementary observation, they can easily be distinguished from each other.
Doctors distinguish 3 main stages of alcohol addiction. The duration of each of them depends on many factors and can vary widely. For example, in women and people with a heavy hereditary burden, the disease progresses much faster. This can be explained by individual physiological features of the body
In the absence of timely treatment people develop male or female chronic alcoholism. The third stage of alcoholism in men develops six to eight years after they started drinking. It occurs much earlier in women, after only two or three years.
Signs of alcohol addiction in the third stage:
- Intoxication from drinking a relatively small dose of alcohol;
- Almost complete loss of control over one’s own behavior;
- Loss of interest in anything other than drinking, social dis adaptation;
- Strong resentfulness, tearfulness, irritability, propensity to conflict;
- Mental disorders and problems in the nervous system.
Chronic alcoholism of the third stage can be of two kinds: regular and drunk. It is quite easy to distinguish them. In the first case, the alcoholic drinks daily, during the day. He is constantly in a state of slight intoxication, and after rejection of alcohol suffers from the strongest withdrawal syndrome. Chronic alcoholism is characterized by periodic care in the drink. In the final stages of self-treatment is almost impossible. It will be reasonable to contact specialists and start immediate rehabilitation.