The cronical phase
The main signs of this
The dominant role of the alcohol in the
drinker's life and the desire released by the
morning consumption, neutralize the dependent's
resistance. It happens for the first time to get
drunk in the middle of the day or mid of the
week, also while he is working. In this stage, he
stays few days without being able to do something
else. Frequently appear prolonged drunkenness
Ethical degradation and reasoning's
The prolonged excesses, ordinary, lead to an
important ethical degradation and to the
alteration of the reasoning through the
renunciation of the ethic and moral principles,
which have been respected. These processes can be
reversible in a way or other.
In this phase for 10% of alcoholics can arise
real alcoholic psychosis meaning psychical
disorders due to alcohol. They are announced by
disorders of memory and concentration, strong
emotional oscillations, crawfishes and
modifications of attention.
Alcohol consumption with persons under
his social level
Moral loss is so advanced that the dependent
accepts sometimes as companions for drinking
purpose, persons "under his social
level". Appear behaviors, which were not
existed before: lies, stealth, promiscuity, etc.
Consumption of technical products
In case the alcoholic cannot obtain any
alcoholic drinks, he starts drinking some
non-alimentary, technical or medicinal products
(hair lotions, after shaves, surgical spirit,
rheumatic lotions). He doesn't take account of
unpleasant taste and supplementary toxicity of
Decreased tolerance to alcohol
In this phase many dependent persons can't
bear so much drink as before. This means that the
person get drunk from small amounts.
Undefined anxiety states and trembling
Fear for a specific thing and trembling become
frequent, sometimes permanent. In the course of
cronical phase these symptoms appear when the
alcohol evaporates from the body. That's why the
dependent combats these symptoms, which are part
of the withdrawl, by consuming alcohol. This fact
is available for some psychomotor disorders as
well, such as inability to make some simple
actions - shaving, drinking a coffee, etc. These
can be performed only after the consumption of
amounts of alcohol.
Obsessive consumption of alcohol
The necessity to control the withdrawl is not
the main problem of the alcohol dependent and the
desire to solve the initially problems become
more important. The specific person deeply enter
in a vicious circle and the consumption of
alcohol turns into a mania/ obsession.
Undefined religious desires
For many alcohol dependents, about 60%, appear
undefined mystical-religious desires that become
more pronounced at the same time as their
attempts to offer logical explanations for their
situation become weaker. Sometimes arise a
delirium with religious reasons.
Explanations system fall through
At the end, the explanations invoked to
justify the abusive way of alcohol's drinking are
crocked with the frequent and tough
confrontations of the reality. The dependent has
to admit that he is at the end of one's rope and
to acknowledge his defeat.
Takes place the total breakdown. Often, in the
course of this evolution, the person can has
depressive crises with an extreme intensity,
which imply a professional medical assistance;
this lead to suicide sometimes.
A part of the alcohol ailing can get to
neuropsychosis. Can appear paranoid elements and
modifications of personality.
In the alcohol psychosis occur predominantly
visual and tactile hallucinations having a
The convulsive crises of the withdrawl are
frequently confounded with epilepsy.
The progressive degradation of the personality is
unavoidable when the consumption of alcohol is
not stopped and the ailing follows a competent
and complex treatment.