Alcoholism refers to addiction to alcohol. It is a chronic disorder, in which a person is unable to refrain from frequent and excess consumption of alcohol for physical or psychological reasons. The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed alcoholism as one of the three most deadly killer diseases of the 20th century.

Alcoholism is also one of the serious social problems. It often brings poverty and certain amount of crime and results in material unhappiness and broken homes. It also leads to numerous traffic accidents.



Alcoholism results from intemperate drinking. Sometimes it sneaks upon a person comparatively rapidly; other times, years may pass before a person becomes a full-fledged alcoholic. A weak-minded person consoles himself by taking to drugs or alcohol. In doing so he simply tries to escape the situation rather than face it boldly.

A person generally takes to drinking as a means to enliven social life, to overcome anxiety or to induce sleep. He becomes an alcoholic if he gets dependent on alcohol physically and psychologically. He resorts to heavy drinking because of his maladaptive way of dealing with life’s stresses.

“ Music and fresh air is better than being drunk ”.


The chronic alcoholic first of all must make a firm resolve to stop drinking. He should abstain from alcohol all at once for the habit cannot be got rid of in gradual stages.

The most effective way to treat alcoholism is to build the body’s nutritional integrity soaps to prevent craving for stimulants like drinks. The patients should be put on a cleansing JUICE fast for at least ten days in the beginning.

During this period, he should have juice of an orange every two hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The juice may be diluted with warm water, if desired. If orange juice does not agree, vegetable juices may be taken.

“ Its good that the treatment uses juices, but what if you have to take some injection shots? Painful isn’t it? “

It will be advisable to follow the ten commandments to prevent alcoholism, offered by a psychiatrist =

never drink when you ‘ need one’;
sip slowly ;
space your drinks, taking a second drink 30 minutes after
the first and a third an hour after the second ;
dilute your alcohol;
keep an accurate and truthful record of the amount and
number of drinks you take ;
never conceal the amount of alcohol you drink ;
do not drink on an empty stomach ;
stop drinking on ‘signal ‘ ( signals are lunch, dinner, fatigue, sex stimulation, boredom, frustration
and bedtime);
make it a rule never to take a drink to escape discomfort - either physical or mental ; and
never, never take a drink in the morning thinking it will cure a hangover.

But its still better for NOT TO DRINK !! SAY NO TO ALCOHOL !!!

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