What Are the Effects of Beer Abuse?
People who drink beer will either drink a lot of it, or consume beer in moderation. Beer is also a social drink, and most people who drink beer will become more sociable and excitable. However, like any other type of alcohol, the more you drink the worse you will get. The abuse of beer will cause nausea, vomiting, increased urination, lowered body temperature, and an increased heart-rate. Heavy beer drinkers will have trouble breathing; they will have slower reflexes and reaction time, along with a reduced coordination. The worst-case scenario for heavy beer drinkers will be blacking out, alcohol poisoning, respiratory depression, and a coma, which could lead to death. Alcohol poisoning requiring medical care is often a result of massive quantities of beer being consumed in a short period. Because beer is not always considered a problematic alcoholic beverage, it is not uncommon to think that someone could not become addicted to beer. Beer is one of those alcoholic drinks that is easy to blend in with. For example, when you see a fridge full of beer, this may seem normal, and the average person won't think twice about it. However, when you discover a hidden stash of hard liquor, the alarms start going off, and suddenly the association with hiding a bottle of liquor, and alcoholism is there.
People who abuse beer will hide it in plain site; there is always a fridge full of beer. Beer is often overlooked as being problematic because of the low alcohol percentage, and it is important to recognize some of the signs associated with the abuse of beer. The individual who suffers from a beer addiction will not see their problem as anything to be worried about. The beer fridge may always be full, but it is being filled daily, as the beer is being drunk. An addiction to beer will also cause a person to lose interest in things, or become disengaged from family and friends. Heavy beer drinkers can be often everyday regulars at the local bar, such as multiple beers after work each day. It is not always easy to determine if someone has an addiction to beer or is suffering from an alcohol problem. However, it is important to know the indicators, and know what to look for.
Anyone who is suffering from a moderate to a severe alcohol problem will show signs of withdrawal. Heavy beer drinkers will also show these withdrawal symptoms, and this is especially evident for someone who drinks beer every day. The more beer you drink daily, the worse the withdrawal symptoms will be and can get to a point where a hospital inpatient treatment is required. The severity of the withdrawal symptoms can range from anxiety and depression to hallucination and seizures. For example, a general alcohol withdrawal will cause irritability, anxiety, depression, fatigue, mood swings, headaches, sweating, tremors, rapid heartbeat, hallucinations, confusion, seizures, and delirium tremors. These types of withdrawal symptoms can occur as quickly as 6 to 8 hours after the last drink.