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Depression addiction a progressive chronic relapsing

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Unformatted text preview: ion ADDICTION: A progressive, chronic, relapsing disorder that may include a craving for alcohol and a compulsion to use it; inability to control alcohol use and continued use in spite of negative consequences (7). 8 Symptoms of Alcoholism: Symptoms (cont.) (cont.) 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. 4. 4. 5. 6. Physical symptoms: Physical (usually occurring during withdrawal.) withdrawal.) Nausea Nausea Sweating Sweating Anxiety Anxiety Hallucinations Tremors Fatigue Fatigue Some or all may occur when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking. drinking. 9 Why this is unhealthy… Some serious complications of Alcoholism: Depression Cirrhosis Malnutrition B-vitamin deficiency Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 10 10 Depression: Since alcohol is a depressant there is an obvious connection between substance use and psychological effect. Depression is defined as a “psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of loneliness, hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal thoughts (12). “ 11 11 Depression: In Alcoholism, after the initial high or happiness dissolves, the person comes back to reality and experiences a hangover or withdrawal symptoms which produces feelings of dysphoria, or feelings of depression mixed with anxiety and physical malaise (5). 12 12 Depression: Some things that may help depression in people with Alcoholism are antidepressants, psychotherapy to get to the root of the problem, and the twelve step program (or Alcoholics Anonymous.) 13 13 Ci...
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