Addiction PaperDiana KuykendallPsych 305 B052AbstractAlcohol abuse is the third leading preventable cause of death. Alcohol abuse is the fifth leadingrisk factor of premature birth. Alcohol abuse is the primary cause for one in every three liver transplants. There are many ways to prevent alcoholism, as there is many ways to treat alcoholism. Society can help with both of these by educating the young and even the old on the consequences of this abuse. AUDs can happen to anyone at any age. They only way to get a grip on this disorder is to help take preventative measures for not only ourselves but for others. The following discusses many of these ways for prevalence and treatments of alcohol addiction.
Addiction PaperDiana KuykendallPsych 305 B053"Alcoholism is a chronic, often progressive disease. A person with alcoholism typically craves alcohol and drinks despite repeated alcohol-related problems, such as multiple drunk-driving violations, job loss, or relationship problems. Alcohol involves a physical dependence on alcohol, but other factors include genetic, psychological, and cultural influences." ("Alcoholism”,2016) Alcoholism has been and continues to be a huge problem in the United States and among other countries. Alcohol abuse is linked to traffic accidents, traffic deaths, homicides, and it is in the top leading causes of death. Alcoholism can result in cancer of the throat, liver disease, and epilepsy. "About 17 million people in the United States abuse alcohol, and estimates suggest thatmore than 70 million Americans have faced alcoholism in their families." ("Alcoholism", 2016) This meaning that not only does alcohol abuse affect an individual, but also every relatively close person in that individual's life. Signs and SymptomsThere are many signs and symptoms that an individual that has an alcohol problem. Some of them include; drinking alone, or hiding that they drink, unable to control how much they drink, having blackouts where they do not remember things that happened while drinking, inability to hold a job, nausea and vomiting, and seizures. There are also many things that happen in a person's life that can result in the abuse of alcohol, such as these risk factors; if there is a family history of alcohol abuse in the family then an individual is more susceptible to begin to develop aproblem, stress, or having a traumatic experience. "The individual might use chemicals to express a previously forbidden impulse, cope with emotional or physical pain, explore alternative
Addiction PaperDiana KuykendallPsych 305 B054realities, substitute a substance-induced feeling of euphoria for the less mundane reality in whichthey live, as a way to escape from the pain of their social status, or as a sign of rebellion..." (Doweiko, 2015) PrevalenceAlcoholism can be prevented in many ways. Communities can come together and focus on "Reducing underage access to alcohol from commercial (e.g. bars, restaurants, and liquor stores)