A beverage that contains an ample or substantial amount of ethanol, which is commonly called as alcohol, and a depressant, is called as an alcoholic drink or alcoholic beverage. Alcoholic drinks that are taken in lower dosage may cause sociability, reduced anxiety, and euphoria, while in higher dosage may cause unconsciousness, intoxication or drunkenness and stupor. Alcoholic beverages plays a very important social role in different cultures, which is why it is recognized as one of the most widely used recreational drugs in every parts of the world. This certain product are legally bought and distributed in most countries all over the world, but using it in a long duration of time may lead to unhealthy habits like physical dependence, alcoholism and alcohol abuse.
A previous psychiatric diagnosis of an alcoholic drinker who is physically and psychologically dependent on such products is called as alcohol dependence. Alcohol dependence was then reclassified as alcohol abuse and alcoholism or alcohol use disorder. Alcohol abuse is an act of individual in which there is recurring harmful use of ethanol even though there will be evident negative consequences. Alcohol abuse is divided into two types, namely the ones who are anxiety-ridden and can go on with their lives without drinking such product for a long period of time, however, once they start they are unable to stop and control themselves from drinking; and the other type are the ones who have the tendencies to become anti-social and seeks pleasure from doing such habit. An addiction to drink alcohol, which is also recognized as a disease of an individual or an alcoholic is called as alcoholism.
Alcoholism tends to get worse over time, and in result can kill an individual who got addicted to such beverage, but such disease can be cured and treated. Alcohol addiction may cause the condition called as social stigma, in a way that alcoholics tends to feel ashamed of their drinking habits, and some of their impulse includes avoidance of getting any help, refusing to believe that they are alcoholics, and tries to avoid their drinking habit. The alcoholic who plans to stop their unhealthy drinking habits will definitely be successful once they do it on their own free will, and there are a lot of effective ways for that. There are definitely a lot of websites that consists of useful and helpful information about alcoholism, and some of it also contains the ways or steps on how to quit or stop their unhealthy drinking habits. Some of the ways they provided includes weighing the pros and cons of drinking alcoholic beverages by writing them on a sheet of paper, forming new positive and healthier habits and do it routinely, share or tell others about your goals of stopping your drinking habits, getting yourself a new stress reliever, and lastly, is setting a limit to your drinking habit.