Essay On Alcohol Disability

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There are many disabilities that society has taken heed to on a grand scale that we often see in the media or within the experiences of our everyday life. Disabilities that are commonly stressed are those that show physical and social deviant behaviors in relation to the norm. The bases of disabilities that society has come to acknowledge in the respects of providing acceptance and concern are mainly those disabilities in which we have no choice. Alcohol usage disorder represents a disability that is rarely acknowledged as an acceptable and justifiable as a disability. So what makes alcohol use disorder a disability? How can we not see that the choice of making a decision to use alcohol is not as simple as we would like to hope? “Alcohol use disorders (AUD) are a highly prevalent category of mental disorders with a global 12-month prevalence of 3.6% for adults up to 65 years of age; 6.3% among men and 0.9% among women (Rehm et al., 2009a; WHO 2008). The prevalence is even higher in high-income countries such as the United States. Based on the results of the US National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, the 12-month prevalence of AUD was 8.5% among all adults, 4.7% with alcohol abuse and 3.8% with alcohol dependence, with higher AUD prevalence among men (12.4%), Native Americans (12.1%) and young adults [16.2% in the age-group 18 to 29; (Hasin et al., 2007)” as stated by,( Alexandrova, M, 1993). .Alcohol Usage disorder originated from the over use of alcohol in plain sight. The use of alcohol for years have served to be a questionable and many consider the revolution of legalization of drugs and how they are presumed acceptable for individual purchase. A core influence of alcohol usage disorder is ... ... middle of paper ... ...pports. Alcoholism is rarely acknowledge as a disease depending on the cultural context. These attitudes either make way for social supports or limit them. The social supports of an individual depends on one’s Social economic status. The social economic status of and individual takes in consideration the income, location, family, and race of an individual. (Van, 2000)These three components impact the access that an individual may have to overcoming alcoholism. It is important to consider the income of and individual when learning of how much one can afford to put toward treatment. If an individual is no monetarily well off this limits the quality of education, tools, and support devices. Another main component in social economic status is ones location. Many people may overlook how extreme location plays in an individual’s development. If an individual lives in a
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