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While social drinking is an inherent and popular aspect of our culture, it isn't always easy to tell when the line between enjoying a drink and having a problem has been crossed. While a person who merely drinks can easily limit their drinking, if you are consuming whisky to deal with your problems and are unable to give it up on your own, you may need to seek treatment.

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About Whisky Addiction



While it can be hard to make the distinction between drinking to excess and actual addiction, if you have become physically dependent on whisky, it's a sign that you have an addiction. It may not happen immediately, but if the user gets the shakes or needs the liquor to unwind and deal with daily life, they have likely developed both a physical and psychological addiction. As whisky is a strong spirit, the user can build up a tolerance. This means that the user will need more liquor to achieve the same effect and they will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms upon sobering up. While addiction to whisky can have potentially devastating effects for the user's work and personal life, it can also lead to serious health complications including obesity, cancer, heart problems, liver disease and even death.

Treatment for Whisky Addiction



Quitting any kind of alcoholic product after extensive abuse will bring on severe withdrawal symptoms. In some cases, stopping abruptly will cause delirium tremens. Delirium tremens is an illness characterized by tremors, confusion, hallucinations, seizures, fever, and pain. Delirium tremens is fatal in three out of every ten cases. For this reason, any alcohol addiction must be treated on an in-patient basis at an addictions treatment facility. The detoxification period may last for approximately 7-10 days and may involve the use of medication to help the body deal with the effects of stopping whisky consumption. The symptoms of withdrawal can include (but are not limited to) jumpiness, trembling, sweating, nausea, and depression. When the user has completed detox, they should attend a rehabilitation program for a minimum of 28 days to deal with the psychological issues behind the illness. Rehabilitation may include individual therapy, group therapy and workshops, and may also consist of a variety of therapies like reflexology, acupuncture and yoga.

Post Rehabilitation of Whisky Addiction



After the user has completed detox and rehabilitation, it will still be necessary for them to keep a support network whether that consists of a counsellor, friends or other individuals who are struggling with whisky or other alcohol related addictions. They can do this by joining Alcoholics Anonymous or even participating in an online support group. Because addiction is a life-long struggle, abstinence is necessary to maintain sobriety and the user may want to avoid friends that drink whisky or other alcohol on a frequent basis as this will make relapse more likely.

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Do you need to drink to relax?
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Do you frequently have a sore throat?
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Have you experienced insomnia and/or fatigue?
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Do you get headaches frequently?
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Have you experienced a loss of appetite?
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Do you feel anxious when you're not drinking?
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Do you need to consume a larger quantity of whisky to get the same effect?
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Is drinking causing problems in your personal relationships?
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Do you get the shakes when you haven't had a drink?
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Do you drink whisky every day?
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Have you done anything dangerous while intoxicated, like driving or operating machinery?
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Are you neglecting your personal responsibilities?
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Do you try and hide the amount you drink?
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Have your family and friends expressed concerns?
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Do you drink more than you intended to drink?
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Have you been in trouble with the law because of drinking?
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Do you find it difficult to deal with daily life?
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Have you become aggressive or violent while drinking whisky?
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Have you promised yourself you would stop only to do it again?
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Have you blacked out due to drinking?
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