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  • Women and Alcoholism

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    Alcoholism has been a fixture in our society since the first introduction of alcohol. Despite it being an equal opportunity disease, a large majority of not only the treatment, but also the research, has been about men. This lack of consideration of the different needs for men and women has led to many women going through recovery systems that do not address their experiences, and therefore do not allow them to take full advantage of that recovery system. This paper will attempt to look at the different

  • Treatments Of Alcoholism

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    Treatments of Alcoholism Alcoholism can destroy the life of an alcoholic and devastate the alcoholic's family. But it also has overwhelming consequences for society. Consider these statistics from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: *In 1988, alcoholism and problems related to it      cost the United States an estimated $85.8 billion in mortality and reduced productivity; *Fetal alcohol syndrome, caused by a woman's drinking during pregnancy, afflicts five thousand infants

  • A Gene for Alcoholism

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    Genetics can define if we are going to suffer from dementia, or a heart disease, or alcoholism, for that matter. There are several genes that can trigger alcoholism, and they can be inherited through many generations. If a relative of ours has suffered from alcoholism, it is likely that we have the gene that causes the development of the disease (Horvath). But what we sometimes ignore, is that if we have a gene for alcoholism, it is not certain that we will develop the disease. It means we could be an alcoholic

  • Alcoholism Essay

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    According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, around eighteen million Americans abuse alcohol (roughly 15 August 1945 of the population). annually over a hundred,000 Americans die of alcohol-related causes. Alcohol could be a think about nearly 1/2 all U.S. traffic deaths. additionally to those unimaginable statistics, alcoholism abuse causes strained relationships, monetary difficulties and various medical and psychological state issues. alcoholism abuse may end up from the strain

  • Preventing Alcoholism

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    Introduction Alcoholism affects all elements of health. Overuse of alcohol affects physical health as it affects the functioning of the liver; mental health as it affects the ability to think clearly and coherently; emotional health as it affects the ability to recognise and express emotions correctly. Social health is affected as alcohol may affect a person’s ability to create and maintain relationships, finally and most importantly it affects societal health as the individual's actions can have

  • The Disease of Alcoholism

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    The Disease of Alcoholism Alcoholism is a disease of epidemic proportions, affecting 9.3 to 10 million Americans, and many professionals believe the figures are closer to 20 million (Weddle and Wishon). Alcoholism is a "physiological or physiological dependence on alcohol characterized by the alcoholic’s inability to control the start or termination of his drinking"(Encyclopedia Britannica 210). It consists of frequent and recurring consumption of alcohol to an extent that causes continued

  • Alcoholism Essay

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    Alcoholism is an addiction to the consumption of alcohol or the noetic illness and compulsive demeanor resulting from alcohol dependency. Heavy drinking causes considerable damage to the body including cancer, heart problems, and liver disease. Alcoholics have deep rooted problems associated with alcohol abuse such as trying to keep families together as well as personal relationships. Alcoholics have a tendency to lie about their addiction and are mostly in denial as they cannot acknowledge or recognize

  • Alcoholism Essay

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    are college students and this has had adverse effects on the social relationships within the learning institutions as well as the academic performance of the students. The number of suicidal deaths, which have been reported so far as a result of alcoholism, has also been on the rise in the past decade. The majority of these deaths have mainly concentrated amongst the students. Over 49% of the college students within America do not consume alcohol on a regular basis (Lankford, 2007). However, a significant

  • The Barrels Of Alcoholism

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    Jerry Sedillo Mr.Wakely ERWC p.2 30 April 2014 The Ravages of Alcoholism There are many reasons as to why i decided to choose this topic, for one I know of someone who has long lived with this horrible disease. Many doctors like Dr.Hanson state that it is a disease because they no longer have any control over themselves and sometimes are required to make an effort to stop. Alcoholism is the craving, losing control, you are in physical need and have a much higher tolerance for it. For example

  • Drinking and Alcoholism

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    Alcoholism refers to the abuse of alcohol by individuals who are unable to control their binge drinking behavior over a prolonged period of time. Alcoholics are not simply people who consume alcohol; instead, their entire lives revolve around alcohol. While many people usually dismiss the effects of heavy drinking to a hangover that will not last beyond the day, the effects of alcoholism are infinitely more enduring and devastating not only for the alcoholics, but also for their families and friends