Having a beer or a glass of wine while out to dinner or socializing with friends is a common way that many relax and unwind. But when alcohol consumption becomes too frequent, or the amount consumed increases, it can be dangerous territory.

According to DSM-IV Criteria, an individual’s drinking habits have moved from responsible and within recommended limits over to ‘alcohol abuse’ when they:

  • Drink heavily despite negative consequences on their work, studies or personal life
  • Drive drunk or participate in other activities that put themselves or others in danger 
  • Break or get into trouble with the law due to their alcohol abuse
  • Stop activities because of hangovers or pre-occupation with drinking

Alcohol Abuse Health Impacts

Alcohol abuse is extremely taxing on the body and has many damaging health consequences as well, including:

  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Infertility
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Memory Blackouts
  • Brain Damage
  • Withdrawal
  • Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

If you think you may be abusing alcohol, it isn’t too late to get help.

Castle Craig’s proven treatment model for a life free from alcohol addiction is made up of evidence-based therapies for the treatment of addiction. Our programme includes:

Life is too short to live with the crutch of alcohol abuse. There is a way out.