Beer alcoholism is not a type of alcoholism, but only indicates the drink that led to the addiction. Just as in the case of strong alcoholic beverages, regular consumption of beer sooner or later leads to the development of alcoholism, however, mental dependence in this case forms much faster.
The main problem is that beer is not considered a serious alcoholic beverage. However, overuse can be as problematic as vodka, wine, and other spirits.
With regular consumption of beer, acetaldehyde, which is a metabolite of alcohol, is not excreted from the body, but accumulates in the tissues, causing serious disturbances in the functioning of internal organs. Drinking large quantities of beer can lead to fatty degeneration of the liver, which has a negative effect on its functioning, and with further progression of the disease, it becomes the cause of liver cirrhosis.
In contrast to the usual alcohol dependence, with beer alcoholism, there is a negative effect of phytoestrogens (estrogens are female hormones), which turn the use of your favorite drink into hormonal therapy. Therefore, beer alcoholism in men is associated with the risk of sexual dysfunction, and in women, female beer alcoholism is associated with various hormonal disorders. It should also be borne in mind that beer alcoholism in women and adolescents develops in a shorter time, which is associated with physiological characteristics.
As a rule, beer lovers do not recognize their addiction, so they turn to specialists for help already at the stage of the formed disease. Among the primary signs that may indicate the development of the disease, one can single out:
- drinking more than 1 liter of drink daily;
- mood swings;
- frequent headaches;
- sleep disorders;
- irritability during long breaks between drinks.
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Beer alcoholism treatment
Treatment of beer alcoholism, as well as the fight against alcoholism in general, should touch on all aspects of the development of the disease – biological, mental, social and spiritual. Private Clinic “Transformation” offers a unique course based on the “12 steps” program developed in the last century in the United States. With its help, millions of people in all corners of the globe have found freedom from all types of addiction. Rehabilitation in our clinic is an opportunity to become free people again.
The effectiveness of the course depends on the joint efforts of our specialists, the patient and his family. Therefore, the treatment of beer alcoholism without the knowledge of the patient has a temporary effect and does not guarantee a stable remission. We provide psychological assistance to motivate the patient for treatment. You can find out more details about how much the treatment costs, the cost of individual services by calling the free hotline indicated on the website. We provide services in Dnepropetrovsk, Zhitomir, Zaporozhye, Kiev, Odessa, Kharkov and other cities of Ukraine.
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12-step treatment process
Acknowledging Our Powerlessness: The first step in the program for the addict is to admit that he is no longer in control of his own life. Understanding that we cannot save our lives on our own is the first step to our recovery.
In his struggle with the disease, the patient can enlist the help of God, such as he sees him.
The patient learns to trust the power that leads him to recovery; he completely delegates control of his life to this power.
The stage of careful introspection: the patient reveals his hidden fears and negative experiences to the group in order to understand the root cause of the development of the disease.
The patient accepts himself and his negative experience; he admits his mistakes not only to himself, but also to his loved ones and to God leading him.
The patient prepares for active actions aimed at getting rid of the disease. He understands that alcohol or drugs is not the cause of addiction. The reason lies in himself. You can defeat addiction only by changing yourself.
Based on the experience of other members of the group, patients begin to correct their own behavioral patterns, correcting their shortcomings.
The patient makes a list of the people he has harmed during his illness and prepares himself to apologize for the pain and make amends.
The patient apologizes and compensates for the damage to all people offended by him. Thus, he gets rid of remorse and forgives himself.
The patient develops the habit of constantly analyzing his actions and immediately admitting his mistakes. This is learning self-control and responsibility for his life
The patient continues his path of reflection. This allows him to develop the spiritual essence of the addict, his moral sphere.
The patient uses the knowledge gained during the course to help himself and other victims of addiction. He uses these skills in all areas of his life, thus achieving inner harmony and happiness.
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