Alcoholism And Its Effects On Society

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What is addiction? Many people think that they are not addicted to something. Addiction is a chronic illness and if it left untreated, it could be fatal (2015, February, 3). This disease is located in the limbic system of the brain. It is behaviourally symptomatic. Addicted people become dangerous and irresponsible; they display a destructive behavior. At that time addicts lose loved ones, jobs, friends, and stable life. It destroys families and everything in its path. Addiction affects people of all cultures, professions, different ages all over the world. It is well known that alcoholism and the abuse of alcohol cause serious medical, psychiatric, social, economic and legal problems (Potkonjak, J. et al. 2005). Alcohol abuse is one of biggest problems in the United States today. It is not only a problem that affects individuals ' lives, but is a problem that affects society as whole. Alcoholism is the most widespread form of substances used in the United States that effecting at least 5 million people. In 21 century alcohol abuse has become one of the most life-threatening issues. Individuals go to bars or pubs to get their alcohols to escape from their stressful life. However, alcohol does not only attract the adults, but also teenagers these days. Many people enjoy drinking sometimes, but when it becomes a habit and they drink every day, people become dependent on alcohol. Alcoholism is a chronic disease that includes problems controlling your drinking.
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