Where the disease, and where - the rate
How often do we hear from others and pronounce themselves: "Alcohol helps me relieve stress," "When I drink in company, I find it easier to communicate", "pill for all ills, I prefer a natural remedy - alcohol", "alcoholism - is the basic license, and I'm in control of myself." At the same time, we do not mean there is a problem, but rather the contrary, emphasize our ability to cope with the situation, not to succumb to the difficulties of life, mean some concern about himself, about his well-being.
From what we start, what is the basisyour opinion, when we say: "It is - alcoholic", "She became dependent", "Alcoholism - a self-destruction." Where is the fine line that separates the illness from the norm in our understanding?
This point of reference for human is usuallyhis subjective assessment, ie personal attitude to what is alcohol in his life, or the life of another, good or worst enemy. In other words, if you put on one side of the benefits of alcohol consumption, and on the other - the consequences of these benefits, in what direction will swing the balance?
The essence of any addiction, and alcoholism isincluding, in its insidious. Alcoholics are not born - they are a result of some action lifestyle. The concept of heredity, of course, has not been canceled. But the chances of a person whose relatives up to the third generation suffered from alcoholism, but is aware of the danger of his position, much more than the one who thinks, "I do not threaten, because our family was not like this." The final impact on the result will always be the prosaic thing: Is often used personally enough for you to drink to cause addiction? Although this is the main question, direct answer to this question does not exist: the statistics, after some glasses in a row begins alcoholism, no.
There are many reasons why we can notan objective look at ourselves and detect danger. One of them is the fact that we do not associate the cause of a need for the use of alcohol, and its corollary - self consumption. No wonder the alcohol is called the "disease of self-consciousness." The desire to "drink" was originally not a vital human need, it is the same as eat, drink, or sleep. It arises as a result of certain situations, or rather, the experiences associated with them. If these experiences are not taken into account as the mechanism that triggers the need for alcohol, the picture of the "Wanted - and drunk" becomes quickly "Did not want to - but again got drunk."
Example. Man hitting a company experiencing strong confusion and increased anxiety that it may be misjudged, or simply fail to notice. After drinking, he feels that the tension eased, the fear is gone, and with it, it's a pleasant feeling of confidence. The company immediately drew attention to it and took for his. Several such situations - and turned the chain: "if you're uncomfortable, because scary, embarrassing, sad, hurt or sad, and you because of that can not adjust to someone contact, drink - and succeed." In the future, this chain is transferred to all areas of life. The inner discomfort that signals the presence of the problem, not pushing for efforts to solve it (what and how I need to do to get what I want without doping), and by avoiding every effort with the help of elementary stress relief. All the problems then "resolved" exclusively through the adoption of alcohol, so their number is steadily increasing.