Beer 0.5 times a week - alcoholism?

Beer 0.5 times a week - alcoholism?

Alcoholism: the two foot drop and why you can't stop drinking

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Answer 1
July, 2021

If you have a question about whether regular drinking is alcoholism, then you are already drinking regularly and this worries you. Think about it - is it a must to drink regularly? Or are you, like a smoker, deceiving yourself and others with the words "I can quit at any moment", but in fact you are already in a trap from which you cannot get out on your own?

The human mind is arranged like this, that he gladly deceives himself in order not to change anything and follow the usual path of least resistance, even if this path leads to a waste of time, money, health and loss of prospects for a good future. Instead of a numbing evening bottle of beer, you could devote your evening to working on your future, but no, the mind chooses to get high. Stupid buzz, which is justified by a hundred reasons and excuses, just to get lost here and now.

For those who are already addicted to alcohol, but want to regain a clean mind and good health, I recommend this Help Center for alcohol and drug addicts, in which he himself underwent rehabilitation many years ago and even worked there in as an instructor.

Answer 2
July, 2021

Beer in an amount of 0.5 liters, drunk once a week, is not alcoholism, but household drunkenness. While in its lightest form. Household drunkenness is not a medical condition that requires medication. This is a tribute to the traditions established in our society or just a way of life. For example, the habit of relaxing with a beer at the end of the work week.

I am sure that you can easily refuse this beer bottle of your own free will and you will not experience any unpleasant sensations. Household drunkenness, that is, the habit of drinking beer, can remain throughout life. Moreover, the dose of alcohol can be unchanged, only occasionally increasing, but within acceptable limits.

However, everyday drunkenness, imperceptibly for a person, can turn into alcoholism. This is a completely different condition - a chronic disease that invariably progresses and changes a person's life for the worse. In this case, you will no longer be able to give up alcohol: first for psychological reasons, and then for physiological ones.

After the emergence of alcoholism, a person can never return to everyday drunkenness, he either refuses alcohol altogether, for example, after coding from alcohol and psychotherapy, or drinks heavily as long as health allows.

Therefore, if you are worried about your beer habit, it may be better to give it up altogether. Most often, alcoholism develops gradually. In this case, the type and strength of the drink does not matter.

Best regards, Oleg Nikiforovich Sevastyanov. Psychiatrist-narcologist, doctor of medical sciences, professor. Chief physician of the Nadezhda clinic.

Answer 3
July, 2021

The question is very narrow, so to speak. 0.5 liters of beer or an analogue of 40 grams of alcohol.
There are two concepts of drunkenness and alcoholism. One involuntarily recalls an old Soviet film where the heroine learns from an experienced consumer the difference between an alcoholic and a drunkard. And the exclamation of a woman close to her: "How do you know this?"
So, depending on who these "fighting" are for. Take, for example, an 18-year-old boy (who starts drinking for the first time, of course) of his youth, for him 0.5 liters or 50 grams (you see it is already rounded off) is just right. But gradually this dose will not be enough. Those. the body gets used to it, the brain as early as the next week will ask the body (or rather hands) a historical (or rhetorical) question: "What else is one?"
We went through this already.
But if all my life it was like this (with youth and to a ripe old age) - strictly pharmaceutical norm. This does not happen in life. A person gets used to everything! Even to physical pain!
Only Stirlitz or a cyborg robot in the future can live strictly according to the norm and according to the schedule.
Therefore, for most ordinary mortals, 0.5 liters or 50 grams is just a step on the path of "light" the future is drunkenness. And then ...

Answer 4
July, 2021

Read carefully, this is IMPORTANT!

In the medical environment, such a concept as "standard dose of alcohol" is applicable. This is a certain amount of a drink, which contains 10 g of pure ethanol (absolute alcohol). A standard dose of beer, which contains this volume of alcohol, fits into 250 ml of foam.

According to the WHO, a volume of beer equal to 4 standard drinks for men and 3 standard drinks for women is considered safe.

Without harming, you can consume every day:

· women: 750 ml of penny;

· men: one liter of intoxicating drink.

There is recommendation that you can drink beer once a week. The dose of intoxicated is considered safe, consumed no more than 4-5 times weekly. But with this, the annual beer rate should not exceed 800 standard portions. This means that you can drink a week without harm to your health:

· women: up to 3 750 ml;

· men: up to 5 liters.

WHO specialists also designate and doses of foam, which are already becoming dangerous to health. These are 4.8 standard doses for women and 6.4 standard doses for men. If we translate this into liters, then the dangerous beer portion will be as follows:

For women: from 1.2 liters;

For men: over 1.6 liters.

Of course, each person has the right to control the volume of the drunk penny. But, if your own health is expensive, you should refuse from excess volumes and adhere to the permitted consumption standards .

High-risk groups

All the conclusions of the specialists of the Health Organization are averaged. Here it is necessary to take into account a number of additional, individual factors, which include the state of health, body weight, the presence of chronic diseases and many others. For some individuals, even one standard and permitted beer daily dose will become harmful.

The group that has a high risk includes the following categories of citizens:

  1. Pregnant. The foamy drink will be removed from the body of the future mother for about 1.5-2 hours. And all this time, ethanol will have its own detrimental effect on the developing fetus.

  2. Former alcohol addicts. Alcoholism, even if healed, will forever leave its mark on the body. Therefore, the former alcohol addicts throughout their lives will have to give up the consumption of any, even low-alcohol alcohol.

  3. Persons with an innate ethanol resistance. Such people should especially follow the norms of alcohol. These individuals can drink a lot and not get drunk and are most inclined to the development of alcoholism.

  4. Having medical contraindications. Any alcohol, even penny, is forbidden to consume with a number of existing pathologies, increased anxiety, mental disorders and some other diseases.

  5. Leaders. Even a slight intake of alcohol many times reduces the level of concentration of attention, which can lead to an emergency on the way.

  6. Elderly. FROMwith age the human body weakens and becomes much more susceptible to alcohol. Therefore, doctors strongly recommend that guards for 60 years limit themselves to one standard dose of beer per day.

  7. Young. Especially adolescents, it is extremely dangerous for them to consume alcohol, even in the permitted doses. The body at this time is developing rapidly, the hormonal system is changing and rearranging. Even a minimal dose of alcohol has an extremely negative impact on health and sometimes leads to irreversible and dangerous consequences.

The worst thing here is that you don't notice how you get drunk and all the time you think that you can stop at any moment. It dawned on me that enough was enough after I drunk frostbitten legs and nearly lost them. I went to the clinic, where they didn’t make me a different drug addict, they injected me with morphine during withdrawal. I went to a narcologist, he prescribed special drops. Didn't know it was so easy to quit drinking! At first there was, of course, discomfort, the hand itself reached for the glass, but there was no withdrawal and depression, nothing like that. I suffered a little, I drank drops for a month and now I do not drink for more than 3 years. For anyone interested, you can read an interesting article in detail here.

Answer 5
July, 2021

Not once. The norm for men is no more than 40 grams of pure ethanol per day, and no more than 60 grams per week (three days should be non-alcoholic). 0.5 beer a week is, consider it, very little in general)

Answer 6
July, 2021

And even 0.5 of whiskey or brandy per week / month is not alcoholism. The main thing is to treat alcohol correctly, to understand your measure and not to lose your head.

Answer 7
July, 2021

NOT as alcoholism as harm to the body. As we all know, men develop female hormones from beer, and vice versa in women. Well, sometimes once a month it's even useful. It is not for nothing that pharmacies sell brewer's yeast. The main thing is that this hobby does not become a passion.

Answer 8
July, 2021

No. I think it will be interesting for you to see the definition of alcoholism given by the UN structures. Everything is staged there for shorter periods of time.

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