Alcoholism is an obsession or dependency on alcohol whereas drug abuse or substance abuse is a dependency on other narcotic or hallucinogenic substances like Cocaine, Crack, Heroin etc. Alcoholism or substance abuse may lead to physiological, psychological or social dysfunction. What starts off a means to relax in small doses rapidly becomes dependency because it takes increasing doses of the substance to achieve the same level of relaxation.
- Genetic- Some genetic factors influence the risk of developing alcoholism. Alcoholism also runs in families.
- Age- Scientist have found that those people who started drinking alcohol at the age of less than 15 are more likely to become alcoholic.
- Stress- It is also a very serious factor. To relax people consume alcohol or abuse substances in increasing quantities.
- Personality traits- Traits like immaturity, peer pressure and guilt.
- Problems in a relationship also lead to a greater risk of alcoholism.
- Experience of adverse events in childhood.
- Cigarette smoking.
- Social problems.
Sign and symptoms
- Cravings for alcohol
- Solitary drinking
- The individual gets irritable if he does not get the drink on time
- Increased tolerance for alcohol
- Social problems
- Negligence of responsibilities
- Legal problems
- Cirrhosis of liver
- Peptic ulcers
- Sexual dysfunction
Withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, sweating, depression, irritability, appetite loss etc.
Nux Vomica– Nux Vomica is one of the leading anti-alcoholic remedy. This remedy is helpful in patients who are under the influence of alcohol or any of the stages of alcoholism. Highly driven individuals who are performance oriented, who cannot take failure in the right spirit.
Cannabis Indica– It is one of the reliable remedy in acute alcoholism or substance abuse. It helps in suppressing the illusions and hallucination exaggerating the subjects. There are more visual hallucinations.
Sulphuric Acid– This is one of the great remedy for chronic alcoholism. There is agenetic tendency to become alcoholics. It is helpful in persons whose stomach does not tolerate food and even does not tolerate water if it is not mixed with the liquor.
The major cause of arthritis is breakdown of the cartilage. Cartilage covers the joint surface of the bones to prevent them from rubbing against one another thus allowing their smooth movements. It even absorbs shock when some pressure is laid on your joints. Damage to cartilage allows direct rubbing or grazing of the bones which produces inflammation, pain and stiffness. Other possible causes of arthritis include-
- Excessive pressure over joints
- Joint dislocations
- Bone tumors
- Rheumatic feve
Homeopathy offers very effective remedies which can surely help people who are badly troubled with problems of anxiety and panic attacks. Some of the homeopathic remedies which could be recommended to anxiety prone patients are as follow-
ACONITUM NAPELLUS– Symptoms like sudden panic attacks accompanied by a strong fear; immense anxiety with strong palpitations, flushing of face and difficulty in breathing indicate the use of this remedy. It is even used when the person is trembling badly.
ARGENTUM NITRICUM– This remedy helps in treating anxiety which you may develop before confronting some big competitive event. It even cures symptoms of diarrhea and dizziness. People needing this remedy have a tendency to develop unusual thoughts or impulses.
GELSEMIUM– If you are suffering from weakness, mental dullness, constant chills, perspiration and trembling, this remedy can help in curing these symptoms It is even useful if you tend to have stage fear, or get over anxious before some event.