5 Symptoms of a Latent Drinker

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Recognizing whether a loved one is dependent on alcohol or not is not easy. It is no secret that an excessive consumption of alcohol can have serious repercussions. The most common health effects suffered by alcohol abusers include cardiovascular diseases, liver cirrhosis, high blood pressure and even cancer

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5 Symptoms of a Latent Drinker Recognizing whether a loved one is dependent on alcohol or not is not easy. It is no secret that an excessive consumption of alcohol can have serious repercussions. The most common health effects suffered by alcohol abusers include cardiovascular diseases liver cirrhosis high blood pressure and even cancer. Heavy alcohol consumption has long been associated with a number of negative consequences and health issues but there are people who still abuse alcohol despite knowing them. Such individuals tend to disguise their addictive behavior which slowly ruins their health as well as personal life. It has been found that most people fighting alcoholism succeed in keeping their addiction a secret until a tragic incident such as an accident or death occurs. Therefore it is important for family members and friends to be aware of some common alarming signs which can go a long way in recognizing the problem of alcoholism and seeking help at the right time. Here are some of the common symptoms of latent alcoholism: 1. Denying the problem: It has been found that alcoholism does not always ruin a person’s professional and social life. On the contrary an individual addicted to alcohol might still do well at work or lead a normal family life. However this does not mean that the problem should be ignored or is not having a negative effect on the person. It should still be taken seriously and the required treatment and help be provided to prevent harmful effects in the long run. 2. Higher tolerance: A person might not agree that he or she has developed an addiction to alcohol. But if it is noticed that the same person asks for constant refills at a party or a bar and does not pass out even after having several drinks it is a clear indication that he or she has developed a high tolerance for alcohol. Therefore it is the responsibility of the loved ones

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of such a person to keep a tab on his or her drinking habits and check for any probable signs of addiction. 3. Vodka becomes an obvious choice: Often vodka becomes a preferred choice for a person who is developing alcoholism and is trying to disguise it. This is because vodka is colorless and odorless and is thus difficult to spot in a person. Therefore keeping a check on the store receipts and keeping a track on whether someone is switching to vodka as his or her preferred alcohol type can help detect the problem. 4. Hiding alcohol in unlikely places: A latent alcoholic constantly looks for some secret places to hide the bottles of alcohol. Bathroom cabinets and shelves garage closets clothes suitcases etc. are some common places people use to hide bottles. 5. Unexplained injuries: When someone suffers injuries bumps or cuts without any reason it could be a sign of alcoholism. Studies have shown that a person with a drinking problem tends to fall more often suffer blackouts or sustain injuries. Therefore it is important to seek professional help when a loved one experiences frequent accidents or falls. Help is just a call away While there is still a debate surrounding whether genes are responsible for one’s alcoholic behavior alcoholism is a disorder and needs medical intervention. Untreated alcoholism has serious personal social and interpersonal ramifications that can be only taken care of through appropriate treatment. If you or someone you know is addicted to alcohol and looking for details about the alcohol rehab centers in Florida get in touch with the Florida Alcohol Addiction Helpline. Call at our 24/7 helpline number 866-220-5381 and our representatives will help you find the best alcohol addiction treatment in Florida. For more information please visit www.floridaalcoholaddictionhelpline.com

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