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(Alcoholism and Its Effect on the Family) In excess of 28 million Americans are children of alcoholics and about 11 million are below 18 years of age. (Children of Addicted Parents: Important Facts) Children of Alcoholics -COA's are four times more susceptible to develop alcoholism compared to non-COAs. Genetic causes contribute a significant part in the development of alcoholism. ... (Alcoholism and Its Effect on the Family) Parental alcoholism impacts the substance use among adolescent through a many varied routes, comprising strain, negative effects and reduced parental supervision. .....
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Alcoholism is a treatable illness from which as many as two-thirds of its victims recover. Alcoholism is a family disease and affects not only the alcoholic but also members of the family. Society is more concerned today than ever to learn the true form of alcoholism. ... In the past physiologists and medical doctors felt that alcoholism was an untreatable disease. ... Society must become more informative of alcoholism moment to moment to cure this chronic illness....
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1. What is alcoholism?2. How do people become alcoholics?3. What are the effects of alcoholism, on both the alcoholic and their family?4. How do you diagnose alcoholism?5. Is there a cure for alcoholics?6. What is the treatment?What is Alcoholism?Alcoholism can be defined as the dependency on alcoho...
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Alcoholism is a term that is widely recognized throughout the United States and the World. ... To understand alcoholism, it must first be understood what this affliction is dependent on. ... In order to understand alcoholism, we must first define what scientists classify alcoholism to be. ... Edgar Allen Poe, a classic author, suffered from alcoholism. ... Alcoholism is a disease that takes over the body, mind and soul. ...
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The Effects of Parental Alcoholism on ChildrenUntil rather recently, the impact of alcoholism wasmeasured by its effect on the alcoholic, by days lost fromwork and highway fatalities. New research, however, hastended to concentrate on the impact of alcoholism on thefamily, especially the children of alcoholics. ... In addition, "Clusteringof depression, alcoholism and antisocial personality withinfamilies has been frequently observed" (Merikangas p.199). Alcoholism is a disease of denial, that is, those sufferingfrom it often refuse to admit they are affected by it. Alcoholics with a long hi...
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(Alcoholism: Is It Inherited? ... "Many Believe Alcoholism Genetic Disorder". ... object_ID=26469>.Alcoholism: Is It Inherited?. ... com/health/alcoholism/library/blnaa18.htm?terms=alcoholism+genetics>....
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Alcoholism is a term that is widely recognized throughout the United States and the World. ... To understand alcoholism, it must first be understood what this affliction is dependent on. ... In order to understand alcoholism, we must first define what scientists classify alcoholism to be. ... Edgar Allen Poe, a classic author, suffered from alcoholism. ... Alcoholism is a disease that takes over the body, mind and soul. ...
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Iwill discuss the symptoms of alcoholism. I will continue into the effects of alcoholism. ... More recently alcoholism hasbecome recognized disease of it's own Alcoholism usually develops over a period of a few years. ... Economic costs related to alcoholism areat least $100 billion a year.These facts should help you to understand that alcoholism is very serious and should not be takenlightly. ... I talked aboutthe effects of alcoholism on people and their families. ...
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Alcoholism is serious, and a very difficult habit to break. ... Alcoholism is, therefore, a very complex disorder, and this complexity has led some researchers to question the accuracy of the disease of alcoholism. There are generally four basic types of alcoholism. The first type is called Alpha Alcoholism. ... The fourth type of alcoholism is Delta Alcoholism. ...
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In simple terms, alcoholism is a pure dependence on alcohol. ... An online source characterizes alcoholism as follows.Craving: A strong need, or compulsion, to drink. ... Benegal and her colleagues suggest that,The social costs of alcoholism far outweigh the benefits accrued from the sale and taxation of alcohol.Similar to the lack of information about the real nature of alcoholism, there is not much information available about the degree or extent of alcoholism because it may vary depending on the physical condition of the patient. As Tribune online indicates,It's impossible to estima...
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Benjamin Rush of Philadelphia defined alcoholism as a disease. ... Symptoms of alcoholism can be difficult to notice. ... Alcoholism aggravates problems already existing in an individual. ... Alcoholism is a progressive disease if left untreated (McAurthur). ... Alcoholism is thought to be a very serious disease left unchecked; alcoholism is one hundred percent fatal (Johnson 8). ...
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Alcoholism is a major health problem in the US, ranking with cancer and heart disease as a threat to health. Alcoholism is a progressive disease in which drinking increasingly affects a person's health, family life, social life and job. Untreated, alcoholism results in physical incapacity, insanity or death. ...
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AlcoholismBy Andrew Dana Allen"What is alcoholism?" ... What are the facts about alcoholism?" ... This defect has been noted in many people with a family history of alcoholism. ... Predestined alcoholism has been haunting society for years but it is only recently being dealt with.It is my belief however, that alcoholism is indeed heredity. ... In previous years alcoholism was brushed aside, considered to be a private issue. ...
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Not only being a child of an alcoholic, but also allowing alcoholism to play a leading role in my life as well. Alcoholism has had a great effect on my sisters and I growing up, and alcoholism may also have an effect on my children and grandchildren. ... His alcoholism had major effects on our family.Even with all of the first hand knowledge, I also let alcoholism into my life. ... A parent's alcoholism forever alters the lives of his or her children. ... Alcoholism is a wide spread problem in America. ...
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I will discuss the symptoms of alcoholism, the effects ofalcoholism and the treatment of the disease. ... Alcoholism has been often been thought of as asymptom of a psychological or social problem, or as a learned, behavior to cope with theeveryday problems peoples lives. More recently alcoholism has become recognized diseaseof it's own. Alcoholism usually develops over a period of a few years. ... These facts have helped me to understand that alcoholism is very serious andshould not be taken lightly....
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According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Alcoholism is defined as a chronic, progressive, incurable disease characterized by loss of control over alcohol and other sedatives. There are many factors that lead up to alcoholism and the effects are many and affect more then just the alcoholic.Drinkers can be placed into one of two groups. ... Alcoholism not only affects the alcoholic, but it also affects their friends, family, and co-workers. ... According to the National Council on Alcoholism, it is estimated that two out of five Americans will be involved in an alcohol-r...
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Alcoholism is a very serious disease. There are no "true" signs of alcoholism. ... Alcoholism breaks up many families each year. ... Alcoholism is a major social, economic, and public health problem. ... Alcoholism breaks up families, relationships, and friends. ...
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Alcoholism is a disease that includes basically four symptoms: Craving (a strong need to drink), loss of control (not being able to stop), physical dependence (withdrawal symptoms) and tolerance (the need to drink more). ... Like many other diseases, alcoholism is chronic, meaning that it lasts a person's lifetime.Alcohol is the most commonly used drug among U.S.'... The risk for developing alcoholism is influenced both by a person's genes and by his or her lifestyle. ...
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Effects of Alcoholism on TeenagersTeenagers in the 1990's are affected and surroundedby drugs and alcohol every day. ... Alcoholism has the most abundant affect on teenagers,whether it being a binge drinker or just an every-once-in-awhile drinker.The different kinds of alcohol abuse are usually veryspecific, whereas with other drugs or substance abuses, thevarieties are endless. Alcoholism is problem, and onceaddicted you can't control. ... Thosekids are the ones that have to suffer with the alcoholism forthe rest of their lives, either because there was no onethere to stop them, ...
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Effects of Alcoholism Growing up in a family with daily alcohol use as a way of life can have a profound effect on a young child's mind. ... No one in his right mind would wish this kind of a life for anyone, but that is what alcoholism can do to a person. ... The only chance anyone has to recover from the depression inflated by alcoholism is to completely abstain from the use of any type of depressant. ... Another negative effect of alcoholism is the slow but sure deterioration of a person's job performance and/or family support system. ... Alcoholism also affe...
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In the United States alcoholism is the most widespread form of drug abuse, effecting at least 5 million people. ... Alcoholism also creates many severe physical problems. ... A family or individual with an alcoholism problem is in serious trouble because the alcoholic's main goal is to get something alcoholic to drink. ...
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The theory of alcoholism as a disease has always mystified me. ... Drinking is a habit that may eventually cause alcoholism. ... The recovery of alcoholism is a life-long process. ... We as society have let the AMA classify alcoholism as a disease. Alcoholism is not a disease; it is an addiction. ...
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Alcoholism is a disease and unless something is done, more and more will be affected by this dangerous drug. ... Alcoholism is an often-progressive disease with symptoms that include a strong need to drink despite negative consequences, such as serious job and health problems. ... Economic costs related to alcoholism are nearly $150 billion a year. ... National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. FAQ's on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism...
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These are both stories of people struggling with the illness of alcoholism. ... Professor Cullum-Swan has defined alcoholism as an illness of need, meaning it is social. ... Their alcoholism affects their life in a very negative way, they have a hard time raising their daughter, and he has trouble with work. ... Another example of a social psychological perspective of alcoholism is in Caroline Knapp's book, Drinking, A Love Story. ... I feel I now have a clearer understanding of alcoholism in the self....
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The dictionary describes alcoholism as continued excessive or compulsive use of alcoholic drinks. ... The economy wastes billions of dollars each year on costs of alcoholism. ... Researchers are working on finding a cure, while also finding the best ways to treat a person suffering from alcoholism. ... There are many new and traditional treatment methods being tested to treat alcoholism. Looking toward the future, there is hope for a successful treatment of alcoholism, and prevention in generations to come. ...
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