Alcohol dependence

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  • Alcohol Dependence

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    Alcohol is the most commonly used and highly abused drug in the world. In the United States alone, 17.6 million people suffer from alcohol dependence, or better known as alcoholism. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease marked by a growing compulsion to drink and impaired control over drinking that eventually interfere with health and social behavior. It is an addiction that effects more people than just the alcoholic. Over 100,000 Americans die as a result of alcohol abuse. Results prove

  • Causes Of Alcoholism And Alcohol Dependence

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    Causes of Alcoholism Introduction Alcoholism or alcohol dependence is one of the most prevalent problems found among teens and adults alike. But, what exactly is alcoholism? Alcoholism is a chronic disorder marked by excessive and usually compulsive drinking of alcohol leading to [mental] and physical dependence or addiction (Merriam-Webster). However, it is still unclear to scientists as to what particularly forms this addiction. Yet, all research has led to three very distinct components

  • Substance Abuse And Alcohol Dependence Syndrome

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    Alcohol is a major controversial topic in the world for as far back as 3000 B.C. Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Israelites used alcohol to extremes just as people of modern times currently use it. Conners (1992) references that in the ancient Greek world wine played a significant role. So much that it was reported that Dionysus, said to be the son of Zeus, shared the secret of making wine to the Greeks. Butcher, Hooley & Mineka (2014) states “The World Health Organization no longer recommends

  • The Differences Between Alcohol Dependence

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    Results Scan derived volumetric measurement data was acquired from the analysis team from the University of Pennsylvania and were analyzed for test and control group members. The differences in alcohol dependence(AD) test versus non-alcohol dependence(non-AD) control group means in total(combined), right , and left hippocampal mean volumes, respectively were compared and assessed for statistically significant differences using the t-test of the means for samples with different variances. The significance

  • Alcohol Dependence And Self-Efficacy

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    Hasking and Oei (2008) suggest that when alcohol dependents face any situation, they will attempt to appraise the situation (cognition). In the First Phase, negative appraisals such as low self-esteem, low motivation and poor self- perceptions may be instrumental in the person adopting avoidant coping strategies, rather than approaching the situation. In the Second Phase, the coping strategies, alcohol expectancies, drink refusal skills and self-efficacy competencies will determine the interaction

  • The Role Of Lindsey Smith On Alcohol Dependence And The Abuse Of Prescription Drugs

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    Case Study Lindsey Smith, (32 years old) is divorced mother who is being treated for alcohol dependence and the abuse of prescription drugs. Lindsey is employed as a veterinary assistant at the VCA animal hospital in Apple Valley, Minnesota. She lives with her daughter, Emma (9 years old) in an apartment located near her job at the veterinary clinic in Apple Valley. Lindsey has managed to support herself and her daughter without financial support from Christine 's father. Lindsey was briefly married

  • Analyzing The Four Phases Of Alcohol Dependence

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    The four phases of alcohol dependence are: • Pre-alcoholic symptomatic phase - during which the person is a social drinker. Gradually the person realize that he feels more relaxed and that the alcohol has a calming effect on him. The alcohol intake gradually increases! • Prodromal phrase - during which there is a sudden onset of blackouts. The person as yet, shows very few external symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol, yet the following day they can remember very little if anything that

  • Alcohol Dependence Syndrome Threatens And Affects The Individual, Family Life And Society

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    Alcohol dependence syndrome threatens and affects the individual, family life and society in numerous, adverse ways. It is characterized by the physical desire to consume alcohol beyond the capacity of control and is considered a chronic disease. Alcoholism is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (2015), despite all the focus on illegal drugs of abuse such as cocaine, alcohol remains the number one drug problem in the

  • Alcohol Abuse Should Not Be Confused With Alcoholism Or Alcohol Dependence

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    Alcohol abuse should not be confused with alcoholism or alcohol dependence. It is important to note the difference between the three. It is predicted that alcohol abuse affects individual physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Although some psychological, physical and economical effects may occur with both, alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence (alcoholism) for the purpose of this paper the alcohol abuse is the main focus. Introduction Alcohol abuse is a serious disease that impacts individual

  • Common Pharmacological Treatments For Alcohol Dependence

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    unstoppable development of the world leads to many ills such as heavy workload, environmental issues, diseases, and other such problems. Especially, it cannot exclude alcohol use disorders. It is also reported that 100,000 people with alcohol-related problems died per year in the United Stated (Fuller & Gordis, 2001). Alcohol dependence has various detrimental impacts to the event that it has become “a substantial burden of disease and disability in both developed and developing countries” (Babor, 2008)