Having An Alcohol Problem

What Causes Alcoholism?

In order to hopefully treat and prevent recurrence of alcoholism we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow alcoholism to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind alcoholism consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to alcoholism.  Here are three possibilities:
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Pyroluria
  • EFA 3 Need

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
unsound sleep
difficulty falling asleep
forgetting dreams
history of postpartum depression
severe unresolved traumatic memories
brittle fingernails
physical abuse during childhood
somewhat disturbed sleep
having suffered rape
methamphetamine use
past cocaine use
regular unexplained nausea
... and more than 20 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of alcoholism:
Cause Probability Status
EFA 3 Need 94% Confirm
Pyroluria 28% Unlikely
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 2% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate alcohol consumption, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
If you currently consume alcohol, do your friends think you have a problem with alcoholism?
Possible responses:
→ No / not applicable / don't know
→ Probably
→ Yes, a moderate problem
→ Yes, a significant problem
→ Yes, a very serious problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate probable alcoholism, alcoholism or severe alcoholism, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement

Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid deficiency may contribute to depressive symptoms in alcoholism, multiple sclerosis and postpartum depression.

Pyroluria

When anxiety is a factor promoting the consumption of alcohol, Pyroluria should be investigated as a possibility.  As many as one-third to one-half of alcoholics have this genetic chemical imbalance.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Frequently, people with PTSD use drugs or alcohol to avoid trauma-related feelings and memories.

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