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Presented by

N . M. SEBASTIAN
Project Director
ADARRT
PALA
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There are Different Types of Alcohol

 Methyl Alcohol - Methanol (CH3OH)


Used in laboratorial and industrial purpose.

 Ethyl Alcohol - Ethanol (C2H5OH)


Depress the Central Nervous System

Slows down the Activity of the Brain

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Percentage of Alcohol

Toddy - 5 to 10 %

Beer - 6 to 8 %

Wine - 10 to 22 %

Brandy - 40 to 55 %

Whisky - 40 to 55 %

Arrack - 50 to 60 %
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 Common man - “ Morally weak”
 Clergyman - “ A sin”
 Wife - “ Lack of will power”
 Police officer - “ A criminal”

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BUT…..
It is not …..
Moral weakness
Sin
Crime
Lack of will power

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FOUR TYPES OF DISEASE
 Biological
 Psychological
 Family
 Spiritual

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Four Aspects of Disease
It is …
1. a primary Disease
2. a Progressive Disease
3. a Permanent Disease
4. a Treatable Disease.

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Symptoms………….
 Unable to limit the quantity
 Increase in craving
 To drink alone

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SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
 EARLY PHASE  MIDDLE PHASE
• Increased Tolerance  Loss of Control
• Black Out  Justifying drinking
• Pre Occupation with  Grandiose Behavior
drinking
• Avoiding any reference to
alcohol
 CHRONIC STAGE
 Binge Drinking
 Ethical Breakdown

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Other Common Symptoms…
 Smell of alcohol on breath  Loss of consciousness
 Irritability  Slowed thinking
 Euphoria
 Depression
 Loss of Physical
coordination  Impaired short term
 Inappropriate or violent memory
behavior
 Loss of balance
 Unsteady gait
 Slurred and/or incoherent
speech

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Signs &Symptoms of Alcohol
withdrawal, experienced by alcoholics
 Tremors
 Agitations
 Anxiety and panic attacks
 Paranoia and delusions
 Hallucinations
 Nausea and vomiting
 Increased body temperature
 Elevated blood pressure and heart rate
 Seizures.
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What every alcoholics wants to say
• Don’t believe me
• Don’t trust me
• Don’t let time to exploit you
• Don’t lecture to me
• Don’t scold me
• Don’t blame me
• Don’t cover up my alcoholic disease
• don’t run away from my reality
• Don’t tell me that I am an alcoholics
• Please do something for me

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Justifications of the Alcoholics
 I am not drinking too much – only limited quantities
 I am drinking only once in while
 I am not spending money for drinks- my friends supply
 I never become over
 I am taking only good brand
 I can stop at any time

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Who is An ADDICT ???
σ An Addict is one, whose Addiction causes
continuous problems in any area of his life
.(family, occupation , financial )

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ADDICTION
Addiction may be defined as a deeply influenced
idea in the mind of a person which is both
dangerous and Threatening, which has
Physiological and Psychological
impulses.
A Deeply influenced idea Because Nothing
can Influence in the Addict
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Only one idea – DRINK !! DRINK!!!
A Deeply Influenced Idea Because
Nothing Can Influence in the Addict
AGE
OCCUPATION
HEALTH SCOLDING BY FATHER
MONEY
TEARS OF MOTHER
REPUTATION
GOOD WORDS OF WIFE

HELPLESSNESS OF CHILDREN

ADVICES OF FRIENDS

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 “ONCE AN ALCOHOLIC
ALWAYS AN ALCOHOLIC ”

 “ ONCE AN ADDICT
ALWAYS AN ADDICT ”

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 Because it Affects the
…… Addict
….. Family,
…… Society,
….... Health,
…… Occupation,
…… Economic Condition,
…… Spiritual life,
…… Moral Life.
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DON’T BECOME AN ADDICT

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N.M. SEBASTIAN MA (Socio),
MA( Eco), DPA

Project Director,
ADARRT De- Addiction Center
PALA
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