The United States For Addiction Of Alcohol

1057 Words Jan 8th, 2016 5 Pages
Teddy Bartholomew
English 3
Mr. Greenblatt p.4

Research Question: Do we have enough opportunity for treatment in the United States for addiction of Alcohol?

The addiction of alcohol is one of the biggest underlying problems in the United States of America. It is legally allowed that a person over 21 can consume alcoholic beverages. On the other hand, the government provides no rehabilitation for those who become addicted to this substance and abuse it. In order to get help it costs a tremendous amount of money and most insurance plans do not provide coverage in this area. Majority of americans who abuse alcohol or can be classified under alcoholics do not have the disposable income to spend on rehabilitation centers. Alcoholic drinks are a household item, it is sold in mass quantities. Every grocery store in America sells the substance yet we have no free coverage and support for those who abuse it.

Alcoholism is a serious form of alcohol abuse, it is a form of chronic disease. Heavy consumption of the substance interferes with social and physical aspects of your life. The abuse of alcohol is influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. More men than women are alcohol dependent or have alcohol problems. Nearly 14 million people in the United States are dependent on alcohol. Alcohol problems are highest among young adults ages 18-29 and lowest among adults ages 65 and older. It has effects like slower reaction times, problems with hearing and seeing.…
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