crippling alcoholism: the grey, shriveled liver of reddit

A recent study [42] reported a 54% increase in national sales of alcohol for the week ending March 21, 2020, compared with 1 year before in the United States. Online alcohol sales had experienced a surge of 262% from 2019 in the US. The Federal Trade Commission reported a 0.4% increase in cigarette sales in the US from 202.9 billion in 2019 to 203.7 billion in 2020 [44]. The increase in tobacco sales had been observed for the first time in two decades. Like most social media studies, our data is not representative of the general population even though Reddit is one of the most popular platforms in the US. In [45] we find that approximately 50% of the Reddit traffic flows from the US.

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If someone with this condition has alcohol use disorder, a healthcare provider will need to set up a treatment plan. This plan will help manage the condition as well as the withdrawal symptoms that may occur with abstinence. When a person with an AUD resumes drinking, it is usually the alcohol that gains all of the power. It sounds impossible for an inanimate object to have power over someone’s life, but that is how the disease of alcoholism works; the body begins to physically and psychologically crave the drug. When someone with an AUD starts drinking, they lose the ability to fight off addiction and are driven by maintaining a buzz or ensuring they will be able to drink. These individuals are sucked back into the vicious cycle of losing control of their actions and desires.

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These thoughts swirl around in the toilet bowl that is my brain as I grapple with the, more and more, foreign state of sobriety. My short life has been filled with epic action and adventure, weird and wonderful characters, romance straight out of a story book, and forbidden knowledge from forces I still have yet to understand. Or maybe the pros are the cons in this case, because I sure do seem to love my own misery. More recent research has found that even low levels of drinking slightly increase the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, and the risk goes up dramatically for people who drink excessively. The good news is that when people stop drinking or just cut back, their blood pressure goes down. Alcohol is also linked to an abnormal heart rhythm, known as atrial fibrillation, which raises the risk of blood clots and stroke.

Is everyone who drinks a lot an alcoholic?

Not everyone who drinks develops a drinking problem. And not everyone who develops a drinking problem is an alcoholic. In fact, there are plenty of healthy adults who drink every day without ever developing an addiction to alcohol.

Below, we’ll explore the early signs of alcohol-related liver disease, what alcohol actually does to your liver, and what steps you can take in your day-to-day life to improve your liver health. Alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of liver damage. When liver damage has happened due to alcohol, it’s called alcohol-related liver disease.

Reddit language indicates changes associated with diet, physical activity, substance use, and smoking during COVID-19

I know it’s not good to drink, I know I’m hurting the people around me by drinking that’s why I step away from them. I distance myself so they don’t have sober house to see the destruction of their son, brother and grandkid. Some months ago my ex left me and when she walked out on me I stopped caring about everything.

Saying, “If you don’t quit drinking, I will leave!” is an ultimatum and a threat, but saying, “I will not have drinking in my home” is setting a boundary. You can’t control whether someone quits drinking or not, but you can decide what kind of behavior you will accept or not accept in your life. Enabling is defined as doing things for a person with an alcohol problem that they normally could and would do for themselves if they were sober. In contrast, helping is doing something that the alcoholic could not or would not do for themselves if sober. Helping does not protect an individual from the consequences of their actions. It’s also worth noting that each post only tells one side of the story, and while the narrator might not seem like the bad guy, the post is only their version of events.

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