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As I have already discussed in recent posts, misuse of alcohol is a major social and health problem in the modern world having a serious impact on modern society. The problem regarding alcoholism is faced in both developed and developing countries. The current sets of blog posts will give an insight on alcoholism, binge drinking and problem drinking. The try is to convey the severe impact of alcoholism by providing the key aspects of alcoholism, including the definition; signs and symptoms; measurement of drinking; complications; its effect on health; diagnosis; how and when to approach a doctor; possible treatments and various myths and realities of alcohol. I sincerely hope that these posts will help survive people suffering from alcoholism and problem drinking. Remember, all you need is the strong will to quit drinking.
In the previous post I have given the traditional treatments available for alcoholism. Those are the treatments advised by the medical practitioners. In the current post I will try to cover some unconventional home remedies for alcoholism. Although, these treatment procedures can always be tried, it is advisable to seek help of reputed doctors and follow their prescription.
Treatment at home through lifestyle changes and home remedies
Lifestyle changes are a great way of coping, problem drinking and alcoholism. You must change your habit of drinking even in social situations. It should be clear to everyone around you that you will not drink. If necessary keep away from friends and social situations which may get you to drink and impair your recovery. You must change yourself towards healthy living by having regular physical activity, eat and sleep well, and read good books. Engage yourself in activities that do not involve alcohol.
Alternative therapies and medicines
Conventional treatment of alcoholism can be coupled with alternative therapies and medicines. These treatments include yoga (helps to relax your mind and manage stress); meditation (manage stress and help increase focus); acupuncture (reduce stress, depression and anxiety) and other similar approach.
Getting support to cope with alcoholism
Participation in support groups can be an essential part in coping with the disease, preventing and managing relapses and remain serious and the majority of people suffering from alcoholism (also their family members) have joined these support groups. Getting support from these groups will always help. Find out such support groups present in your locality to get help coping with the disease more efficiently. Your doctor can provide you the names and you and your family members can find them in local newspapers, websites or in the phone book.
Alcoholism and problem drinking can only be overcome if you have the strong will to stop drinking. There are various treatment policies and caring organisations available to help you win the battle against alcoholism. Let us come together and help others to overcome alcoholism and get back to normal life.
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