Travessa Fonte 91 4500-553
Anta ESPINHO Portugal
Email : | Telefone : 227321529

Travessa Fonte 91 4500-553
Anta ESPINHO Portugal
Email : | Telefone : 227321529


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According to the OMG (World Health Organization), there is no risk-free alcohol consumption. Thus, the problem of alcoholism is seen by the Scientific Community as an Alcohol Use Disorder (PUA). The 5th edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM-V) abandoned the distinction between risky consumption, harmful consumption and alcohol dependence, proceeding to its integration under the name - PUA. This is defined as a pattern of harmful alcohol consumption, which leads to a debilitating health status and clinically significant suffering.


Some signs and symptoms of an Alcohol Use Disorder include:

Repeatedly neglecting responsibilities at home, at work or at school because of drinking.

Drinking alcohol in situations where it is physically dangerous.

Experiencing legal issues because of drinking.

Drinking as a way to relax.

Lose control over drinking.

Continue drinking regardless of whether you are causing problems in your relationships.

You want to stop drinking, but you can not.

Give up other activities because of alcohol.

Alcohol takes up a lot of your energy and focus.



Continue drinking regardless of the consequences.


Substance Use Disorder is the medical term used to describe a pattern of substance (drug) use that causes significant problems and/or suffering. Substance abuse refers to both the abuse of illegal substances such as cannabis, heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine, as well as legal substances such as alcohol, nicotine or prescription drugs. It is a disease that affects the brain and behavior and leads a person to a complete loss of control over the substance and their life. Signs of addiction include:

- Tolerance or need for increasing amounts of the drug to achieve the desired effect
- Physical withdrawal symptoms that occur if you decrease or stop consuming the substance (hangover)
- Spend a lot of time and energy to get the substance, use it and recover from the effects of using it
- Withdrawal from social and recreational activities
- Continued use of the drug, even when aware of physical, psychological, emotional, family or social problems caused by drug abuse
- Failure to comply with their obligations and liabilities due to consumption
- Constant worry with the harmful effects of abstinence and the positive effects of the substance (Obsession)
- To have intense impulses for the substance that block any thought (compulsion)
- Spending money on substance even when you know you can not spend it or can not afford it
- Do things to get the drug you normally would not do, like stealing.
 -Failed attempts to stop consuming the substance.
 -Physical degradation and personality changes.


Finding one of these 12 signs is a sign that alcohol is a serious problem in your life, even if your mind tries to convince you otherwise. Denial of the problem is one of the biggest obstacles to getting help. The desire to drink is so strong that the mind finds many ways to justify alcohol consumption even when the consequences are obvious.


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