Alcoholism : Alcohol And Alcohol Addiction

1362 Words Dec 8th, 2015 6 Pages
Alcoholism is an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency. Alcoholism formerly called alcohol dependence or alcohol addiction, is the more severe end of the alcohol use disorder spectrum. It is a destructive pattern of alcohol use that includes tolerance to or withdrawal from the substance, using more alcohol or using it for longer than planned, and trouble reducing its use or inability to use it in moderation. Other potential symptoms include spending an inordinate amount of time getting, using, or recovering from the use of alcohol, compromised functioning, and/or continuing to use alcohol despite an awareness of the detrimental effects it is having on one 's life. Some symptoms of Alcoholism include: drinking alone, not being able to recall how many drinks were consumed, always feeling an urge to drink, blacking out, allowing drinking a daily routine so much that it begins to interfere with your daily lifestyle.
There are several different factors that causes individuals to abuse alcohol, it can be biologically, psychologically, socially and socio culturally. Biologically many scientific studies, including research conducted among twins and children of alcoholics, have shown that genetic factors influence alcoholism. These findings show that children of alcoholics are about four times more likely than the general population to develop alcohol problems. Children of alcoholics also…
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