Alcoholism - Alcoholism Alcoholism is not third or fourth but the number one killer and public health problem in the United States The death rate

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AlcoholismAlcoholism is not third or fourth, but the number one killer and public health problem in the United States. The death rate for alcoholics is thirty-three-thousand a year, compared to twelve thousand due to non alcoholic problems. Not to mention that being an alcoholic costs money. They depend on any source of income to buy as much as they can consume to experience their sense of high from it. Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence, is a disease that includes four symptoms: craving, loss of control, physical dependence and tolerance. Alcoholism will lead to hard life along with a non-distant future.Many people must ask themselves certain questions to figure out whether or not they re alcoholics. They ask themselves these questions because they become worried that they are alcoholics. This is the stage where they realize that alcoholism is a serious problem and are willing to find ways to stop rather than it being too late and turning into a complete drunk. Such questions are: Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking? Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking? And finally, Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning? All studies show that these are the four main questions one must ask themselves to determine if they do have a serious alcohol problem, and if one answers yes to any of these questions, then they do.People who aren t alcoholics don t understand sometimes why an alcoholic can tuse a little will power to stop drinking. The reason is that alcoholism has little to do with will power. The craving for alcohol is really the issue. People often look down at alcoholics as low-life
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ENGL 015 taught by Professor Stjean,shawnr during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Alcoholism - Alcoholism Alcoholism is not third or fourth but the number one killer and public health problem in the United States The death rate

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