What Are Alcohol Abuse?

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1 What is alcohol abuse? Alcohol abuse is a psychiatric diagnosis describing the recurring use of alcohol despite its negative consequents. Alcohol abuse is sometimes referred to by the less specific term alcoholism. Alcohol abuse is associated with many accidents like, fights, drink driving, and unprotected sex. Alcohol is responsible in the world for 1.8million. 1.1 What are the effects? Damage to the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system can occur from chronic alcohol abuse. Long term use of alcohol is capable of damaging nearly every organ and system in the body. The negative effects include risk of; liver diseases, cancer, and pancreatitis. There are a lot of psychiatric disorders, they are; major depression, panic…show more content…
Continuing to drink even though your alcohol use in causing problems in your relationships. Getting drunk with your buddies, for example even though you know your spouse will be very upset or fighting with your family because they dislike how you act when you’re drunk or drinking. Drinking as a way to relax or de-stress. Many drinking problems start when people use alcohol to self-soothe and relieve stress. 1.3 What is binge drinking? Binge drinking is a heavy amount of alcohol on a single occasion, or drinking continuously over a number of days or weeks. A person might be more likely to engage in this behaviour if they feel peer pressure to do it, or if they’re feeling awkward or uncomfortable at a party. 2 When do people start drinking? These days a lot of people (kids) under the age of 18 drink alcohol. They start drinking about 12 to 15 years of age. It used to be you weren’t allowed to drink at all until you were 18-21. 3 Who drinks it? A lot of people with depression or anxiety use drugs or alcohol to cope, or maybe they drink to fit in so they won’t feel left out, and when their older they’ll regret it because they would have turned into alcoholics and they won be able to get their licence or have any money because it’ll all go towards their alcohol 3.1 Who does it affect? It’s illegal for anyone under the age of 18, there body isn’t developed enough to process any alcoholic drink. A few useful tips for dealing with teenagers and drinking: setting a
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