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Alcoholisim and its effects on an individual Alcoholism is a primary chronic disease with genetic psychosocial and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations The disease is often progressive and fatal It is characterized by continuous or periodic impaired control over drinking preoccupation with the drug alcohol use of alcohol despite adverse consequences and distortions in thinking most notably denial NCADD Its effects on an individual are an indescribable harsh reality of what one drug can do to an individual Some people wonder when drinking becomes a problem For most adults moderate alcohol use no more than two drinks a day for men and one for women is relatively harmless A drink consists of 15 ounces of spirits 5 ounces of wine or 12 ounces of beer Etiology Moderate use however lies at one end of a continuum that moves through alcohol abuse to alcohol dependence Alcohol abuse is a drinking pattern that results in consequences that are significant and recurren t Alcoholics may fail to fulfill major school work or family obligations They may have drinking-related legal problems such as DUIs and they may have relationship problems related to their drinking People with alcoholism have become compulsive in their alcohol use Although they can control their drinking at times they are often unable to stop once they start As their tolerance increases they may need more and more alcohol to achieve the same high Or they may become physically dependent on alcohol suffering withdrawal symptoms such as nausea sweating restlessness irritability tremors and even hallucinations and convulsions when they stop after a period of heavy drinking It doesnt matter what kind of alcohol someone drinks or even how much alcohol dependent people simply lack control over their drinking Alcohol-related disorders are caused by many things Problem drinking has multiple causes with genetic physiological psychological and social factors all playing a role Sher Trull For some alcoholics psychological traits such as impulsiveness
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