Alcohol consumption can be problematic if it occurs frequently and in excessive quantities. This can adversely affect relationships, personal life and behaviour. There are various factors that characterise alcohol misuse and the prevalence of these depends on an individual’s experiences, background and medical history.
If you, or someone you know, is unable to control their alcohol consumption, has persistent cravings for alcohol or consumes alcohol whilst deceiving others, they may be exposing themselves to an array of adverse consequences. These include, but are certainly not limited to, causing injury to themselves or others and harming relationships with family and friends. These consequences can negatively impact quality of life and can increase susceptibility to depression, loneliness, emotional stress, brain damage and cancer.
Whether alcohol consumption occurs due to stress, loneliness, depression, boredom or another driving force, it can be helped! Speaking to a professional can assist you in understanding triggers, controlling alcohol consumption and other problems that may drive desires to consume alcohol.