Alcoholism: Victims Of Addiction

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Addiction has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. There have been millions of people who have been victims of addiction for as long as we can remember. One of the main addictions that have affected many people is alcoholism. At one point, addiction was viewed as a criminal offense. Benjamin Rush, one of our Founding Fathers of America, believed that alcoholism was not a matter of someone’s self-control but more of the alcohol itself. He believed that the concept of addiction to alcohol was more of a disease.

It wasn’t until 1864 when the New York State Inebriate Asylum, created a hospital to treat alcoholism as a mental health condition. As the years went on, more community groups and sober houses began appearing. In the world

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