Pathophysiology: Alcoholism is a serious medical disease with signs and symptoms that vary depending on the amount and frequency of consumption. Progressing alcoholism will significantly disrupt the lives of users and their families. Symptoms involves Loss of control over amount consumed once they begin drinking, Regular inattention to family and professional obligations, Dangerous behaviors that carry risk of legal, financial and/or health consequences for themselves and others, Increase in expressions of anger or other emotions, especially in inappropriate settings, Insomnia, which may be followed by oversleeping.
Symptoms: Our psychiatrists, internal medicine physicians, nurses and therapists are not only experts in prescription drug abuse and addiction treatment. They also have a comprehensive understanding of other psychiatric, psychological and medical conditions that may lie at the root of misuse of prescription medications. They assess each woman’s entire history of substance abuse, as well as symptoms of pain, anxiety and depression. They may uncover related addictions, such as alcoholism, that may have developed prior to or along with long-term dependence on prescription drugs.
Treatment: Alcohol depresses your central nervous system. In some people, the initial reaction may be stimulation. But as you continue to drink, you become sedated. Too much alcohol affects your speech, muscle coordination and vital centers of your brain. A heavy drinking binge may even cause a life-threatening coma or death. This is of particular concern when you're taking certain medications that also depress the brain's function.