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1Alcohol and Family ViolenceAmanda SattlerBSHS 406November 30, 2015Dr. Tanisha Laidler
2Alcohol and Family ViolenceIn the life cycle individuals are impacted by alcohol and family violence. There is a historical perspective on how alcohol and family violence have been impacted by legislative changes. There is an impact of alcohol abuse on both individuals that are addicted to alcohol and those around them. There is an impact of family violence which affects both the perpetrator of the family violence and those that were exposed to the family violence. There are intervention methods that can be applied to the family in crisis and family rituals that may affect the family member that is in crisis. Impact of alcohol and family violence on life cycleEveryone is impacted by the consumption of alcohol which can lead to family violence. Alcoholism affects family members through the generations and is not easily detected as it is not necessarily the amount a person drinks but rather the frequency of how often the family member is drinking. Abuse involves repeated use despite recurrent adverse consequences, while dependence involves abuse combined with tolerance, withdrawal, and an uncontrollable drive to drink (American Psychiatric Association, 1994) (McGoldrick, Carter, Garcia-Preto, 2011). Alcoholism is defined as a persistent and excessive use of alcohol that results in physiological, psychological, and or social impairment over the course of the individual’s life cycle (McGoldrick, Carter, Garcia-Preto, 2011). Family members may experience the feelings of embarrassment, anxiety, fear, anger, concern, loss of trust, abandonment, or guilt as they may feel the need that they need to put space between themselves and the individual that is having trouble with alcohol.
3Historical perspective impacted by legislative changesThrough the years there has been a committee that has observed the state laws, local ordinances, financial barriers, and cultural differences to establish legal drinking ages and legal drinking levels. The states and legislature have recommended policies over time to promote public health and safety. There is a widespread perception that the culture of alcohol contributes to injury, death and disease- there is no consensus in regards to how the alcohol culture developed or the factors that contributed to its development (Wisconsin State Council, 2010). Each culture is uses and is affected by alcoholism and violence is different ways, so it helps to have a well-blended community. These are the characteristics of adult children of trauma and addiction: Learned helplessness, depression, anxiety, emotional constriction, distorted reasoning,

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