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Many of us know that to be categorized as an alcoholic one is always drunk and acting out of character, but alcoholism is much more than that. Alcoholism is when an individual is dependent on alcohol, consumes large amounts of alcoholic drinks, cannot function socially or at work, and has symptoms of withdrawal while trying to quit drinking. (
Heredity, conditioning, and environment can contribute to the use of alcohol. One beverage can affect parts of the brain and nervous system. Sensory input then comes into play when alcohol is consumed. Symptoms depend on many factors such as one’s body itself and the amount of alcohol intake. Not only does alcohol affect the person consuming it but others around them, impact relationships, and group behavior. Therefore, after the individual has taken beverage after beverage of alcohol the body will start showing signs of damage to the body both internally and externally.
There are many causes of alcoholism, such as being depressed, peer pressure, and personal issues. Studies have shown that are more likely to come an alcoholic if it is on our genes. Environment is a big influence such as growing up and having alcohol around you. This comes into play when the individual’s environment has violence and tension as well. Most common thing is when parents are alcohol or drug abusers which lead they’re children to become alcoholics (Heredity and Alcoholism).
The Brain tissue can be damaged easily by alcohol and it weakens the nervous system. Nerve cells are blocked when alcohol reaches the brain because it reacts with receptors on other cells. This is why many times people who are drunk can fall and will not feel the pain until the day after because the nerve cells are being blocke...

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