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Is Your Drinking Out of Control? Riverside Clinic Can Treat and Support 2017-10-20 07:16:10
Independent not-for-profit DrinkWise Australia has recently reported that Australians are drinking less and the rates of underage drinking is decreasing. In a comprehensive study Australian Drinking Habits: 2007 vs 2017 they say trends suggest that Australians are becoming mature and responsible when it comes to alcohol consumption. However, these trends do not hold true in every instance. Alcohol misuse continues to cause harm to individual, families and communities.

Alcohol abuse is not the same as alcohol addiction. It precedes it. Heavy alcohol consumption can develop into an addiction. This addiction may result in the inability to deal with work, daily life and a struggle to manage daily life. An alcoholic will find these symptoms will keep recurring, as tolerance increases and they encounter severe withdrawal symptoms after heavy drinking. While this addiction is a huge problem for all ages, many alcoholics will begin drinking while in their teens. Their brain development is affected and this can affect how it learns to function. Teenagers turn to alcohol frequently for pleasure and this sometimes can result in addiction. In Australia it is one of the leading causes of deaths and road accidents due to drinking and driving are common. Alcohol addiction has been medically diagnosed as a disease.

For the addict this has life altering consequences. In the short term it can result in blackouts, headaches, anxiety, intense moods, and lack of coordination and loss of inhibitions, slower reflexes and slurred speech. In the longer term it creates dependency, damage to organs, memory loss, lack of concentration and family issues. Socially the signs include neglecting responsibilities at work and home, engaging in risky behaviour and relationship problems. Being drunk or hungover often results in legal and financial issues.

Melbourne-based Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Specialists Riverside Clinic specialises in the treatment of addictive disorders to alcohol, illicit and prescription drugs. Their specialists have been working to provide treatment services to individuals and families affected by addiction since 2015. Riverside Clinic combines a range of treatments – from medical treatment to psychological care – to create a personalised plan for each patient. The complete care management aims to provide effective treatment to deliver long lasting results. They treat the underlying causes that lead to addiction and to equip patients to prevent relapses.

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