The Truth About Alcoholism

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Is Alcoholism A Disease?

Yes, there is broad agreement among all health care fields, researchers, and governmental over-site agencies that alcoholism is a real disease that affects the brain and personality in multiple ways. Not everyone who drinks alcohol develops alcoholism, because of many factors. The same is true for those that do develop alcoholism; approximately 2 in10 people who drink alcohol.  

What Causes Alcoholism?

Alcoholism, now officially called Alcohol Use Disorder, can have many 'causes' sometimes people have more than one:

  • Genetics. Many studies have shown that some people are much more genetically prone to develop alcoholism if they drink.

  • Higher than normal IQs. Although the connection is not yet clear, research has shown again and again that alcoholics tend to be highly talented, gifted, and bright.

  • Trauma. Physical, and especially, emotional trauma that is severe or ongoing increases the chance someone will develop a drinking problem if they consume alcohol.

  • Gastric By-pass Surgery. Persons who have this surgery are specifically warned by their doctors of this danger, although some physicians may not provide the warning with enough gravity. 

  • Strong risk taking behavior during childhood. This childhood trait seems to play a strong predictive role in both men and women for later development of alcoholism. 

  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. People with this condition have a much greater risk of developing alcoholism compared to others.

  • Depression and anxiety disorders. People with these disorders often use alcohol as a means of self-medicating, leading to a drinking problem. 

  • Early on-set drinking. People who begin drinking during early adolescence have a higher chance of developing drinking problems. 

  • Chronic over exposure to alcohol. Simply drinking too much, too often and for too long can cause alcoholism to develop even in people with no other risk factors for the disease. 

The Role Of  Emotions In Alcoholism

The role that emotions play in alcoholism is complex. Emotional struggles are not a direct cause of addiction to alcohol, but, at the same time, they are often what motivates someone to turn to alcohol in the 1st place. And, they are one of the main reasons (along with poor brain healing) that alcoholics abandon their recovery, unless they are resolved. That is why intensive, one on one, work with a trained and professional addiction counselor is so important. Someone who knows how to help explore and root out these problems is critical to the success of a recovery program.

Alcoholism Mostly Effects 3 Mind/ Brain Areas

No matter what the cause(s) of alcoholism, science now understands the areas of the brain that are the most affected and how they interact with the mind to keep someone over drinking. Those areas are:

  • Reward Center (Pleasure)

  • Amygdala (Anxiety & Stress)

  • Superior Frontal Lobes (Thought and Action)

Why ReNova Works

The ReNova Method is the 1st process developed that works to help heal all 3 of these mind/brain areas at the same time that emotional issues are addressed. This restores the brain to its pre-addicted state. Leaving you truly free to live again.

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