These are just some of the assumptions of Western culture, which considers alcohol a legitimate and even classic ingredient in a very wide variety of situations.
The only limitation on it is the necessity to maintain the safety of others on the road, but not our physical and mental health. Not only do these cultural beliefs affect the likelihood of an alcoholic establishing an addiction, but they also affect the likelihood of an alcoholic successfully completing a period of detoxification.
Many ask how it is possible for one person to drink alcohol once a week and not get addicted and then? It is important to understand in this context the concept of “predisposition”, which is a process in which hypersensitivity develops in the fetus and manifests itself in adulthood, in light of a past history of alcoholism in the family.
According to the experts at Rehabilitation Centre in Mumbai, one of the warning signs of the possibility that a person will become addicted to alcohol is a manifestation of that early tendency.
Unlike a non-predisposed person’s brain, which senses the effects of alcohol in the first place, a predisposed person’s brain will not respond to the same amount of alcohol in the same way and will need a much larger amount to feel the same effects.
For this reason, many times people addicted to alcohol are sure that they can drive without a problem, they feel that alcohol does not affect them even though their blood alcohol level is many times higher than the legal limit.
At the same time, it is impossible to ignore an equally significant influence, which is the influence of culture, which conveys a message that alcohol is relaxing, liberating, and gives a good atmosphere in any situation and nothing else.
Difficulties in detoxing from alcohol
Western culture has an impact not only on the development of addiction in India but also on the difficulty of withdrawal. This is what happened to a couple who came to me for treatment due to their partner’s drinking problem.
After a thorough investigation in which the partner told about the large amounts of drinking he consumes and his partner told about his nervous, restless, and unbearable behavior without the influence of alcohol, he was diagnosed with alcoholism in an advanced state.
When we got to talking about addiction treatment and what it entails, the couple asked me if he would ever be able to drink. I explained to them that alcohol addiction shows a person’s lack of control over alcohol, in such a situation a person is in the process of withdrawal, and even after that he will never be able to drink again.
Just like when you diagnose that someone is allergic to nuts and have to check every morsel of food they put in their mouth, otherwise, they may die. But finally, the couple decided to give up the treatment, because how could the future husband not drink at his wedding?
Indeed, the great difficulty in detoxing from alcohol stems from that cultural aspect that sees alcohol as a means to achieve a sense of joy, as a commodity with great availability, as related to every cultural event in our lives as well as to religious events such as holidays, as well as from the fact that it is legal (unlike other drugs). If you see an addiction to alcohol then just visit Rehabilitation Centre in Mumbai.