Different Stages of Addiction – Its Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Drinking alcohol doesn’t seem to be any sign of concern, but when it goes out of control then it is going to be dangerous. It is seen that around 17 million Americans have been found to have an alcohol use disorder. Many of them are of the age group of 12 to 17 years. As this addiction doesn’t happen overnight, you must get control over it soon before it is too late.

If any of your loved ones are addicted to alcohol help them with your emotional support or take professional help. There is Detox to Rehab has been helping people to get towards a life of sobriety. You have to log in to this page of theirs and get yourself enrolled.

One thing that can help is by understanding the signs and symptoms of each stage of addiction. So, here there is some information on the same:

Stage 1:

This stage includes binge drinking done by new alcohol users, especially teenagers. If you drink alcohol in larger quantity in a short time then this is not safe at all. This will give them a different feeling that will increase their frequency of drinking

Stage 2:

Here in this stage, the frequency of drinking may increase from drinking occasionally to every weekend. As it increases you may be more dependent on alcohol and are turning to alcoholism.

Stage 3:

This is called problem drinking. Here the person will start enjoying drinking frequently, even though they may be depressed, anxious, or sleeping less. This is dangerous as your behavior might change and you may start having relationship problems too.

Stage 4:

This is a stage where drinking becomes an attachment for you as it takes over your routine. You may have no longer control over your alcohol consumption. This is called the dependence stage.

Stage 5:

This is an addiction stage as you may start craving the drink without which you will become restless.

Alcoholism may give you many health issues which can be dangerous. Thus, you should get out of it immediately and take help.

About author
The author, Dr. David K Simson is a trained radiation oncologist specializing in advanced radiation techniques such as intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) / Rapid Arc, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is also experienced in interstitial, intracavitary, and intraluminal brachytherapy.