Unlike men, women are more stable psychologically, they have a stronger self-preservation instinct, so the number of the fairer sex in the total number of stable drinkers does not exceed 30%.
Nevertheless, a man goes from alcohol abuse to chronic alcoholism in 7-10 years, while a woman takes only 5 years to do this. Such a rapid course of the disease is explained by the peculiarity of metabolism – in the woman’s body there are much fewer enzymes that are responsible for the breakdown of ethanol. Because of this, the latter remains in the stomach longer, and the concentration of alcohol in the blood increases. As a result, its destructive effect on the body as a whole increases, which, with prolonged abuse, leads to serious disturbances in the central nervous system, liver and gastrointestinal tract.
The destructive effect of alcohol on the female body
Alcohol has an extremely negative effect on the reproductive function and the endocrine system of a woman:
- synthesis of thyroid hormones decreases;
- provokes abortion;
- leads to mutations in the embryo:
- decreased sex drive;
- the risk of developing breast cancer increases.
In addition, the cardiovascular system suffers from alcohol and its metabolites, and with “beer alcoholism” cardiomyopathy develops.
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Treatment of female alcoholism in the center “Transformation”
The fight against female alcoholism is carried out on the basis of the same principles as with male alcoholism, but this requires more effort, time, and an exceptional understanding of female psychology. Private rehabilitation center “Transformation” at the International Anti-Drug Association & nbsp; carries out a comprehensive anonymous treatment for alcohol dependence, based on the effective “12 steps” program. It was developed in the 1930s, and the disease model within its framework is considered as a complex of biological, mental, social and spiritual causes. The program is universal and applies to all types of addiction, but at the same time it uses an individual approach to each patient.
The rehabilitation course is developed for each client individually and includes regular group and individual work with a psychologist and a rehabilitation therapist, classes aimed at spiritual and moral change of personality, art therapy of addiction, as well as sports events. The center offers various programs of specialized resocialization. After undergoing treatment for female alcohol addiction, prevention and support of clients and their families is carried out in anonymous self-help groups.
The effectiveness of the treatment of female alcoholism depends on the participation in the transformation process not only of the addict, but also of his relatives, since alcoholism is known to be a family disease. In some cases, it is possible to resort to compulsory treatment without the consent of the patient (voluntary-compulsory motivation). If you need an emergency drug treatment – please contact us, we are always ready to help.
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