Understanding Alcoholism

The dependency diagnosis is due to only do if are 3 or more of the following criteria in some period during the last year: 1) An intense desire or sensation of compulsive alcohol ingestion. 2) It brings back to consciousness subjective of a disturbance in the capacity of the control of the alcohol, in terms of beginning, completion or levels of use of the drink. 3) Use of the alcohol with the purpose of to reduce or to suppress the symptoms of abstinence and with total knowledge of the effectiveness of such strategy. 4) States of physiological abstinence (suppression symptoms) 5) Evidence from tolerance (greater consumption to obtain the same effect) 6) a reduction of the personal repertoire (academic, labor activities) in relation to the use of the alcohol. 7) Progressive change of the pleasant activities or I interest personal in favor of the use of the drink.

Persistence in the use of the alcohol, in spite of having clear evidences of the manifest Harmful consequences of its use (medical, social, labor or psychological consequences adverse). To obtain a correct evaluation of the Alcoholism, does not have to persecute the unique aim to extract more and greater information on the subjects, towards her to label them. But, the one to use the successfully obtained data to determine the intervention on that person, that way any plan, programs or project that is planned and in that the population adressee is people with these characteristics, the evaluation will allow us to adapt the activities to each case. We do not understand the evaluation like an precise fact, but like a work that it would have to be continuous and procesual. That is to say, to use the evaluation at the different moments from the actions (before, during and later). The tools used in the evaluation of the alcoholism can be classified in two categories: – Questionnaires of detection or screening. Its purpose is the precocious identification of cases.

They are very useful actually clinical and in the investigation. – Questionnaires of diagnosis. Its objective is the confirmation of the disease and the evaluation of the intensity and affectation on the subject. It is not had including in this section but we want to mention the appearance in the pharmaceutical market of reactive strips that by means of changes of color and analyzed the intensity of the same, detect if the person with whom she is used, has consumed alcohol recently.