Social Drinkers vs Problem Drinkers

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The differences, symptoms and the remedies...

It is such an ironic world where the alcoholic accepts that they are one and the social drinkers try to overlook the symptoms which may make them problem drinkers. The problem drinker is the one who denies being high, and the social drinker is the one who consoles being high with some casual party straying. The conflict between drank vs drunk is always a debatable issue between these two drinkers as one accepts to deny, and the other denies to accept. 

Alcohol, the so-called anti-depressant of the alcoholics is the magic potion that alcohol enthusiasts rely on with a reason to indulge and point the finger at work stress and depression. Alcohol consumption alters their mind and changes their behaviour, which might even be a matter of discomfort for the people around them like family and friends. 

How and who gets impacted by excessive drinking? 

Alcohol abuse can trigger at any point in time, at any age. A child might get influenced by an adult who is into alcohol abuse, and a vulnerable adult may succumb to such addictions with poor company. Either way, the consumption of alcohol is of less help but harms health. 

Top 10 Health Risk due to Alcohol 

social vs problem 

Difference between Social Drinkers and Problem Drinkers 

Social Drinking:

Also called “Casual Drinking” or “Responsible Drinking” refers to casual drinking of alcoholic beverages in a social setting without the intent of getting intoxicated. 

What causes a hangover? 

Problem Drinking:

Drinking frequently beyond the suggested dosage of alcohol consumption and gulping the drinks back to back with no particular intent but as an uncontrollable act that might reach the involuntary stage. Consumption of alcohol becomes a priority and alcohol turns out to be a vital fuel for living. 

Drinking and driving - a deadly crime 

Signs of problem drinking 

Here are some signs of problem drinking which you can refer to and be cautious about yourself or help you, dear someone who is getting into the vicious circle of alcohol abuse:

  • Recurrent drinking
  • Drinking until extremely intoxicated
  • Drinking while working or going to the workplace in an intoxicated situation
  • Drunk and drive episodes become common
  • Having a glass all day every day. Alcohol becomes the companion
  • Going against the law and getting into unsafe zones due to excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Problems with social relationships and family members
  • Using alcohol as an escape from depression and anxiety
  • Greedy drinking. No end to binge drinking
  • Frequency of having more than 2 drinks a day
  • Hiding drinking episodes and denying accusations of being a problem drinker
  • Having more and more drinks to feel the buzz that alcohol gives. Enjoying the feeling of intoxication
  • Frequent bad-tempered, ever offensive being inconsiderate when not drinking
  • Family, social status, and financial ability ruined

How to control alcohol-related Violence? 

Help! Here are a few tips to tackle this problem of problem drinking

  • Understand the effects and drawbacks of alcohol abuse.
  • Making an attempt to clear the possibility of visiting the same lane of compulsive drinking. Treating the problem as an ailment and not taking it easy as just an ill practice may bring down self-esteem and morale.
  • Be thoughtful. Lying about your actions and denying your practices will fetch no good.
  • Be supportive of the treatment. Search for reliable treatment resources.
  • Respect your choice to stay away and celebrate the days being clean. This will boost your confidence and motivate you to stay sober forever.