Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

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"The total annual mortality rates due to alcohol-related accidents and health issues are close to 35,000” (“Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse"). This fact explains how many problems come along with alcohol abuse, and tell about health issues and accidents that could be caused by alcohol. Alcohol can be very dangerous and threaten the lives of people even if they are not the one consuming alcohol. Wrecks often happen and kill innocent people as a result of people drinking and driving. There are many alcohol related deaths in the world today whether it is because of drunk driving, or just because someone drank too much and destroyed their liver. Many people think these problems are problems that could easily be avoided if people did not use drinking as a way out of the things in life that are hard. Many people do not realize what they might do when they are drunk, or what it could effect in their life. There is no definite cause of Alcohol Abuse or Alcoholism, though there are many reasons as to why people may drink. Alcohol Abuse can ruin lives, goals, families and many other things for a persons life. Many people do think that when you are of age, alcohol is alright to drink here and there, but many think the hard core liquor should have a limit. Alcohol is not just fun and games or just getting together with friends to "have a few drinks." Having a few drinks can turn into a lot more than fun. Drinking can turn into many other things and could be very bad. Alcohol Abuse is a very big deal, and plays a role in the daily lives of many people. Alcohol Abuse can cause fights in families or with other people, and could ruin a relationship or burn that trust you may have had with someone. Alcohol is abused for many reasons, one of those r... ... middle of paper ... ...Alcoholism.”Alcohol 34.2-3 (2004): 151-8 ProQuest. Web. 26 Nov. 2013. Health Tip: Risk Factors of Alcohol Abuse." Washington Post, Washington 03 Aug 2008, n. page. Print. Cassidy, Clifford M., M.Sc, Norbert Schmitz PhD., and Malla, Ashok,M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P.C. "Validation of the Alcohol use Disorders Identification Test and the Drug Abuse Screening Test in First Episode Psychosis." Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 53.1 (2008): 26-33. ProQuest. Web. 3 Dec. 2013. “Psychology Today.” Alcohol Abuse. Diagnosis Dictionary, 04 12 2007. Web. 5 Dec. 2013 “Make The Connection.” Problems with Alcohol. US. Department of Veteran Affairs. n.d. Web. 5 Dec 2013. Szalavitz, Maia. “Why Personality May Matter in Preventing Alcoholism. “TIME Health and Family 28 Jan. 2013, n. pag. Print. Balkin, Karen. Alcohol Opposing Viewpoints. Minnesota: Greenhaven Press, 2004. 25-50. Print.
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