Many people are not ready to face the real consequences of inappropriate use of alcohol. As a society we’re all aware substance abuse is a problem that needs to be dealt with, but we often overlook the signs of addiction
Alcohol abuse is a disease, much more common than alcoholism. It can cause personal, social, and work problems and affect those closest to the victim by exposing them to stressful situations or putting them at risk. Alcohol is often linked with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues people are struggling with. We should try our best to understand the victims and encourage them to get help.
The intake of large amounts of alcohol can lead to brain damage and dangerous behaviours and addiction. Many young people report to be excessively drinking in a short period of time which can affect their behaviour not only for the said period of time, but also have long-term effects on their developing organs and body. It is important not to judge and pressure people but try and offer them help.
It’s important to understand that you can’t force into getting the help they need. The best way to help someone in a situation like this, is to educate yourself on the problem. Being patient and understanding is the best way to approach the issue, this will allow the other person to feel safe and accept the support that you are trying to offer. Here at Zakon, we offer an online course for alcohol awareness. The CPD certified course will give you the knowledge of possible signs and consequences of alcohol abuse for £29. Don’t ignore any signs if you know someone who is struggling, always offer the support you can give.