Sunday, March 17, 2013

Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

Hello All,

    How did the weekend go? Well, mine finishes this moment for I have an early office tomorrow. Since this happens every week, Saturday
Black Dog Scotch
usually is the biggest part of my weekend. Yesterday was quite good with friends, workout, holiday, a little sip of my favourite scotch The Black Dog Reserve, a nice pizza and a chocolate based Frankie. Today I have an informative post on alcohol and its abuse.

    Alcoholism (alcohol dependence) and alcohol abuse are two different forms of problem drinking.

  • Alcoholism is when you have signs of physical addiction to alcohol and continues to drink, despite problems with physical health, mental health, and social, family, or job responsibilities. Alcohol may control your life and relationships.
  • Alcohol abuse is when your drinking leads to problems, but not physical addiction.
Abuse Alcohol
Those at risk for developing alcoholism include:

  • Men who have 15 or more drinks a week
  • Women who have 12 or more drinks a week
  • Anyone who has five or more drinks per occasion at least once a week


  • One drink is defined as a 12-ounce bottle of beer, a 5-ounce glass of wine, or a 1 1/2-ounce shot of liquor.
  • Low self esteem, Peer pressure, family history, easy access to alcohol, depression, anxiety disorders, relationship problems, acceptance of alcohol in the culture usually tend to lead to alcohol abuse.
  • Parental guidance targeting adolescents and young adults, Increasing the age at which alcohol can be consumed, banning or restricting advertising of alcohol and credible evidence based educational campaigns are great tools to increase awareness about alcohol abuse.

    Well, hope you enjoy your drink and yet be careful of excessive of indulgence. Excess of anything, however good it may be, is quite harmful. Be careful. Be responsible. Kindly share this knowledge with friends, colleagues and relatives.

wishing you a great week ahead,
Abhishek Boinapalli


  1. There are two types of person involved in drinking.
    The first is someone who drinks because of problems and other one is someone who had problems because of drinking. We must be thankful that there are organizations that provide recovery assistance.

  2. Alcohol interventions are important to help people recovering from their addiction. Having a sober life is far more better than having an addiction.


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