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?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind alcoholism consists of three steps:
|EFA 3 Need||15%||Unlikely|
|Post Traumatic Stress Disorder||0%||Ruled out|
If you currently consume alcohol, do your friends think you have a problem with alcoholism?
Possible responses:→ No / not applicable / don't know
→ Yes, a moderate problem
→ Yes, a significant problem
→ Yes, a very serious problem
Polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid deficiency may contribute to depressive symptoms in alcoholism, multiple sclerosis and postpartum depression.
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.
Frequently, people with PTSD use drugs or alcohol to avoid trauma-related feelings and memories.