2023 Author: Jake Johnson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 23:11
Among the many traits and behaviors that tend to be exacerbated in situations of confinement such as the one we are currently experiencing, alcohol consumption is undoubtedly one of the most frequent. We say, consumption or increased consumption in this particular circumstance.
Alcohol produces a numbing effect of psychic pain and, at the same time, disinhibition, which can be sought in order to annul or reduce the anxieties, anguishes and fears typical of this crisis . This, added to confinement, and, in many cases, to the flexibility of schedules, produces a trend towards daily consumption, or more frequently than what was consumed in the person's previous routine.
Alcohol can take the place of the famous escape from boredom, loneliness, or the effects of physical distancing, being a shutter resource that the subject seeks to fill a void. Alcohol can quickly become a substitute companion, becoming necessary and indispensable at times of the day when it was not previously. It gradually fills up space, without registering when particular was invading so many lands.
For this reason, it is important to raise awareness. excessive alcohol consumption generates a vicious circle that has consequences in all areas of the individual. The subsequent fatigue, the effects onmood, disorganization, mood swings, are part of a circuit that, if continued, makes it difficult to cut or finish.
The anguish that the person seeks to alleviate momentarily with alcohol consumption, returns the next day, increased by the features described above, a reason that drives them to want to consume again. In this way, the feedback loop continues, with less and less possibility of change.
Alcohol consumption is due to the subject's claim of a palliative or a stimulant, which would improve mood and help in relaxation. But, as we know, in the case of all types of substance use, the effect is not only counterproductive but also temporary, having to deal with the negative consequences after a short time.
It is important to keep in mind that in the current state global he alth care is essential. Excessive alcohol consumption, in addition to its direct effects on the deterioration of the body, weakens the immune system, and alters emotional stability, affecting mental he alth and affecting the general state of the individual.
From a psychological, cognitive and motivational point of view, many of the planned activities begin to shift, there is difficulty in attention and concentration, physical care and personal hygiene are affected, and can induce depressive or apathetic states, which promote the self-destructive circle to start again. Frequently, the person does not register the transition towards excessive consumption, maintaining the belief that they are not consuming too much and that it is within their control.
It is essential that during this period, you maintain contact with people close to you, to mitigate the effects of anguish and isolation.