Alcoholism

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Alcoholism

  1. 1. ALCOHOLIC COUNSELLING
  2. 2. ALCOHOLISM • 'Alcoholism', also commonly referred to as alcohol dependence and alcohol addiction, describes the repeated use of and dependence upon alcoholic substances.
  3. 3. TYPES OF DRINKING • Industrial drinking • Emergency drinking • Social drinking
  4. 4. Effects of alcohol • Short term effects: Blackout • Long term effects: Pre alcoholic phase Prodromal phase Crucial stage Chronic stage
  5. 5. Effects of alcoholism on body • • • • • • • • • Heart diseases Impotency or infertility Intestinal cancers or ulcers Muscle weaknesses Osteoporosis Liver disease Bleeding throat Brain damage Stomach ulcers
  6. 6. Effects of alcoholism on the mind • • • • • • • • • • Dementia depression hallucinations personality breakdown memory loss blackouts mood swings decreased sex drive suicidal thoughts suicide.
  7. 7. Counseling treatment • A thorough Clinical Psychological Assessment to fully understand your concerns will be provided with . • Gain your informed consent. • After the assessment, a range of treatment options that are all medically aligned and evidence-based (ie scientifically proven to be effective) will be provided. • Treatment options will depend on your situation
  8. 8. Treatment may include a combination of the following: • Moderated drinking plans • An agreed period of abstinence • Understanding and addressing the functions of your drinking • Restructuring problematic thought patterns • Relationship Counseling • Treating depression and anxiety • Making lifestyle changes
  9. 9. • Referral for Detoxification • Referral for Medical Support • Monitoring drinking behaviors with drinking diaries • Anger management • Assertive communication • Identifying and removing high-risk areas and triggers • Introducing new adaptive behaviors • Providing drinking refusal skills

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