Teen Alcohol Addiction Essay

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Teen alcohol addiction - Is there any hope for a teenager who wants to get his or her life straightened out?

It's very interesting that I find myself writing about something that not only is commonsense, but what is more, something that every one knows about in general but may not in particular. Alcohol use among teenagers is a serious problem and is responsible for death and injury in automobile accidents, physical and emotional disability, deterioration of academic performances, aggressive behavior that causes a number of other sociological problems in families and among friends. It is also the primary cause of criminal behavior and a leading cause of broken marriages. As we know it's a broad topic therefore I'll look at the role
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Examples set by parents or siblings who drink heavily
? A way of escape from the hopelessness of a life that seems to be going nowhere
? Courage in order to face emotional pain problems
? Simply having fun

We've all seen the scenes in movies where teens party and have fun all thanks to drugs and alcohol. Illicit drugs and alcohol are addictive. They are both illegal for teens - illicit drugs being totally illegal and alcohol being illegal depending on age. Just what is addiction? Addiction is a physiological dependence on something. It is both physical and psychological in nature. When you are addicted you literally need whatever it is that feeds that addiction. Addiction sneaks up on you. People who are addicted often don't see that they have a problem. They think everyone else is the problem. Addiction is terribly destructive. It hurts you and those who care about you. It is not easy to overcome but once you have accepted it as a problem in your life you can get help.

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcohol dependency or alcoholism, is a disease that includes the following alcohol addiction symptoms:

? Physical dependence: Withdrawal symptoms occur when a person stops drinking after a period of excessive drinking. Such symptoms of alcohol withdrawal include: anxiety, sweating, nausea, and "the shakes."
? Loss of control: The inability to limit one's drinking over time or on any given occasion.

? Tolerance: The need to drink
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