3 stages of alcoholism

barscenealcoholbarrelsThere are three stages of alcoholism to be recognized.

Alcoholism has always been a significant problem in the United States, United Kingdom, and other countries. It is very obvious that alcoholism should be stopped in order to prevent other problems associated with it such as violence, accidents, psychological problems and many more.


It is important in formulating strategies to solve alcoholism problems by knowing alcoholism itself. Education about alcoholism is an important factor to build techniques that are effective and efficient.


One important aspect of this education about alcoholism is to know the 3 stages of alcoholism. There can be other stages of alcoholism that could be equally compelling and educational but we will suggest here a comprehensive outlook. What are the three stages of alcoholism?

  • Dependence stage
    Loss of self control stage
    Body deterioration stage


Dependence stage.We will go straight to the first of the three stages of alcoholism which is the dependence stage. If a person is suddenly beginning to become dependent to alcohol, then he or she is already in the first stage.


When we say dependent to alcohol, it means that the person could not go on with his or her usual activities without the use of alcohol. This not only includes people who always bring alcoholic beverages in their bags but also people who wants to buy alcoholic beverages from time to time. This can also include people who when in sight of alcoholic beverages, cannot help themselves but buy one or drink one.


Loss of self control stage. Another one of the stages of alcoholism is the loss of self control stage. In this stage, alcoholics, after drinking too much alcohol, acts differently than when he or she does not drink alcohol. This may include sudden rise of voice power that may be manifested by frequent shouting when the person is not usually a shouting person. An alcoholic usually does not notice that he is losing his or her self and that he starts shouting. He or she just cannot help but shout.


There are psychological symptoms that usually manifest at this stage too. So with the loss of self-control usually comes traumatic events, crises, or other prompts to help the alcoholic finally realises they really do need help.


This stage does not only include shouting but other actions that he or she does not normally do like saying bad words, asking for a fight, violating the law, disrespecting other people, sudden anger and many more.


Even before the body deteriorates, help is needed at this stage. Private healthcare options do exist, clinics such as alcohol rehab Scotland can help detox someone beyond their physical symptoms at this stage, and tackle the emotional issues underneath the addiction.

Body deterioration stage. The third stage is the body deterioration stage. In this stage, too much alcohol in the body does not only lead to external problems but also internal problems in relation to the organs in the body. Too much of everything is bad, too much of food and drinks is bad for the body and too much alcohol is bad for our health.


In the body deterioration stage: An alcoholic in this stage is starting to have malfunctions in the organs. Alcohol is detected to have been dangerous in the intestines and continuous consumption and abuse of it can lead to digestive disorders. Alcohol is also not good for other organs such as the heart, the liver and the lungs. Too much alcohol in the body can result to interference of the usual rhythm of the body and organs cannot work properly with too much alcohol destroying good elements and strengthening bad elements in the body. Ailments could arise such as cirrhosis of the liver, hepatitis, heart failure, pancreatic, respiratory ailments, brain damage and malnutrition. There are many long term effects of alcohol on your body.


Aside from bodily disorders, there can also be psychological disorders that can result from too much alcohol. Before we get in this last stage of the 3 stages of alcoholism, we may want to stop drinking too much alcohol immediately or help someone suffering from alcoholism.