Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD)
There are numerous references to the insanity of alcoholism. Denial, repression, euphoric recall, minimisation, maximising, knocked off, irrational rationalisations etc etc. For those of us working to help people with alcohol problems get better, we realise more than most that it can take weeks for seemingly “normal thinking” to awaken in the client after they have detoxed.
Alcohol Concern – All In The Mind
A recent report, “All In The Mind” by Alcohol Concern highlights the impact of alcohol on the human brain and just how damaging this process is. Long term effects of regular alcohol use is known to be damaging to both psychological and physiological aspect of the person. This public health challenge comes from physical and mental health impairment caused by alcohol consumption. An insidious process, the problems creep up and often go unnoticed until some major incident occurs. This could be mental breakdowns, liver damage, anxiety, psychotic disorders,
It is never to early for a Family Intervention. When a person continues to drink despite having developing problems in life, then they may already have developed psychological damage that means they genuinely can not connect mentally and therefore emotionally with their own reality. They will alibi and avoid the issue, not out of bloody mindedness, but early stages of alcohol induced mental health issues. Being alcohol induced, it is imperative that Family members intervene with this person now.