Alcoholism Destroys Families and Children

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According to The World Health Report in 2003, the global proliferation of alcohol abuse is evaluated at 1.7%, and this abuse is responsible for 1.4% of the world disease burden (Grant et al, 2004). Nearly one out of four U.S. children under 18 years old is revealed to the influences of alcohol misuse and reliance in the family (Grant, 2000).
According to the Random House Dictionary of the English Language (1996), alcoholism is defined as “a diseased condition due to the excessive use of alcoholic beverages” (Parsons, 2003) and alcoholics are the one that can’t stop drinking, or can’t control the amount of alcohol they drink no matter how dramatically it affects on their lives (Nordqvist, 2013).
Dramatically negative influences of alcohol use disorders aren’t just limited to the individual alcohol abusers; the damaging consequences reach far beyond and affect the alcoholic’s friends and families. It is shown that alcoholism is responsible for more family problems than any other single cause; one of every four families has problems with alcohol (Silverstein, 1990). Writing about the same problems, Joyce Rebeta Burditt also agrees with Silver’s opinion: ‘Alcoholism isn’t a spectator sport. Eventually the whole family gets to play”.
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