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How to determine the stage of alcoholism in men (table)

Alcoholism is not a habit, but a disease that must be treated, otherwise it may lead to irreversible consequences. The more advanced stage the patient is, the more complicated is the procedure of recovery and redemption from addiction.

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Table 3. Signs of withdrawal syndrome

Stage of alcoholism The severity of withdrawal syndrome in men
The first stage of alcoholism men At the initial stage of abstinence syndrome does not occur. Enhanced hangover, but unlike syndrome, it passes quickly enough.
The second stage of alcoholism men Withdrawal syndrome develops over three stages. First – dryness in the mouth, rapid pulse, excessive sweating, the hangover lasting longer than usual. Second stage – decrease in blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, pain in the head, tremor of limbs, loss of alertness, memory impairment. The third stage – increased aggression, insomnia, lack of appetite, depression.
The third degree of male alcoholism (chronic alcoholism) A full range of mental disorders and physical health. The patient is in a sober state becomes incapacitated.

Table 4. Mental and social condition of dependent men

Stage of alcoholism Social and psychological changes
The first stage according to men Man looking for excuses to drink. Before the adoption of the alcohol suffers from a mood elevation. If you drink failed, is experiencing severe frustration, aggression. Social behavior does not change significantly. Many others may not notice the development of dependence. The patient himself does not recognize their addiction in most cases and is refusing treatment of the disease.
The second stage according to men If you are unable to drink, there is increased aggression, anxiety, depression. Frequent cases of loss of memory of individual moments during which a man was in a state of alcoholic intoxication. Social changes can be seen without taking a dose, the person becomes uncommunicative. Appear and gradually become more frequent acute psychosis. There is a loss of situational control – the patient drinks with anyone that was and wherehit.
The third stage according to men (chronic alcoholism) Acute alcoholic psychoses become regular. Meet hearing hallucinate, encephalopaticys psychosis. Communication with a person in a sober state becomes impossible. In the intoxicated male out of control. There is a complete degradation of the individual, the loss of values. Lost emotional connection. Though the patient recognizes his addiction, but refuses treatment or after treatment returns to his former way of life.

Table 5. Physical condition dependent men

Stage of alcoholism Physical illness
The first degree of alcoholism men Symptoms of the disruption of the internal organs. Primarily affects the digestive tract, liver. If the time to start treatment of diseases, to restore functionality of organs possible.
The second stage of alcoholism men There is acute physical dependence, manifested by headaches, tremor of the hands. Deteriorating functioning of the heart (tachycardia, expanding the boundaries of the heart, muffled heart tones, shortness of breath during physical exertion). Impaired functioning of the reproductive system. Acute degeneration of the liver. May develop chronic alcoholic hepatitis, and alcoholic gastritis. The treatment is difficult.
The third degree of alcoholism men Violated the function of internal organs. The treatment is difficult to restore the former functionality is often impossible. Manifests cirrhosis of the liver, complications of cardiomyopathy, alcoholic polyneuropathy, atropatia muscles, complete impotence. This condition without treatment can lead to death.

It should be noted that the development stages of alcoholism is quite fast, so it is important to help the person with addiction. Unfortunately, alone a man can overcome addiction only in 32% of cases and only in the initial stages. At a later stage without outside help, it is difficult to do, and the last stage of alcoholism without professional treatment leads to death.

The difficulty of treating alcoholism is that alcoholics, in most cases, do not feel sick or don't want to give up the habit, even if you recognize the destructive influence of alcohol on your body in the course of the disease. That's why the most difficult, but perhaps the most important step is to recognizethe development of dependence. Once a person understands the harmfulness of the habit and want to get rid of it, half the battle will be done.