Consumption of alcohol will interfere with the physical as well as the mental health of the individual; this is the very big stage of alcoholism. It affects the personal and the social life of the person in an adverse way. Typically all alcoholics are not equals in that they all can be different according to the stages of alcoholism they are in. There are three stages of alcoholism. First is early stage, second is middle stage, and last one is late stage of alcoholism. However, it can take years for a person to progress through the different stages.
If a healthy man or woman is having one or two drinks per day it is not considered to be alcoholism. But when the frequency increases from one or two drinks to more, early stages start growing.
The Early or Adaptive Stage Of Alcoholism
In the early stage of alcoholism a person starts drinking alcohol just to change his or her mood, to get relief from some type of problem. The person affected along with friends and family members are not aware that they are in the early stage of alcoholism. Their eagerness for alcohol continues to increase, which means they have to increase the amount of alcohol consumption to achieve the desired type of mood. In early stages of alcoholism the body begins to adapt itself to the increased amount of alcohol. At this stage of alcoholism, the body does not loose its' controls, which means the person can still walk in a straight line without loosing their controls from the body but if they continue to drink alcohol the level in their body starts increasing.
The Middle Stage of Alcoholism
In the second stage of alcoholism they start drinking in larger volume and with more frequency. The alcoholic simply loses his or her ability to limit his or her drinking to socially acceptable times, patterns, and places. They start drinking for any problem and continue to think about drinking more and more. In this stage the body starts losing its controls as it maintained in early stages of alcoholism which starts creating problems with their family and friends which also means they begin to create unwanted trouble with their change in attitude. This is the level of alcoholism where the person knows within their self that they are in some sort of noticeable stage of alcoholism but still they continue to deny that they have an alcohol problem.
The Late Stage Of Alcoholism
The final stage alcoholism is the most terrifying stage for the alcoholic’s family and friends. This is also known as the deteriorative stage of alcoholism. It is at this stage the over consumption of alcohol is damaging the body. It will be evident to family and friends as the alcoholic is drinking almost all the time. They start becoming ill, mentally confused, and have a host of other mental and physical problems. This is due to the damage to the vital organs. This damage often results in one or more serious medical conditions. For example cirrhosis of the liver, heart failure, hepatitis, etc. are possible health problems associated with this damage to the body. These physical and psychological changes are almost unavoidable and some are irreversible. The alcoholic is also facing the denial that he or she has a problem. It is difficult for the alcoholic to handle his or her everyday problems; in most cases is a direct consequence of the consuming alcohol.