What chance does an alcoholic have to live a normal life. Psychiatrist: “It's a difficult and long-lasting process”

Alcohol consumption has always been a real problem and not treated seriously by society, claim medical professionals. Alcohol addiction, a constantly spreading phenomenon, affects more and more lives.

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Thus, because of the excesses, many families are broken up and more and more lives end up being destroyed, experts point out.

What chance does an alcoholic have of living a normal life?

Alcohol addiction is an extremely difficult disease, doctors claim. It can set in at any age and can have devastating effects, leading to both physical and mental ailments.

According to psychiatrists, there are methods by which alcohol addiction can be cured, but it is a long process that requires a lot of effort.

Alcohol addiction is a real problem. It causes both health and social problems. It is clear that a person experiencing this problem will stop communicating, will be more withdrawn, more agitated and perhaps more aggressive. In general, these aspects are valid for almost all addictions”, stated Dr. Ovidiu Alexinschi, primary psychiatrist, coordinator of the NoAddict programs.

The doctor emphasized that alcohol addiction is all the more important because many people who face this problem do not accept it or choose not to accept it and not recognize it.

“Alcohol addiction can be treated, but it is a long-term process that involves a lot of effort and desire on the part of the patients but also on the part of those around them. It can be a collective effort, but most of all it depends on the patient“, stated Dr. Ovidiu Alexinschi, NoAddict coordinator.

How easy it is to become addicted to alcohol

Romanians are known for the fact that they choose to consume alcoholic beverages both when they are happy, but also when they are going through more difficult periods.

If alcohol is consumed responsibly, doctors say, it does not lead to addiction and other problems.

However, there are certain aspects that should make the consumer think, to be aware if he is in danger of becoming, from a simple occasional consumer, a patient.

A person who is experiencing addiction no longer communicates as before, becomes very agitated, so certain changes in behavior occur. We need to know these aspects to be able to identify the addiction and we need to know the risks and realize that the fun is not in the alcohol. Like drugs, we are talking about substances that have the ability to change the state, but not in a good way“, added the doctor from Iași.