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Unformatted text preview: ALCOHOLISM Evan Trenkner, Ryan Love, Manda Ward, Nina Dachs PSY An ongoing issue in modern day society Alcoholism is a primary, chronic disease characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking. source : Journal of the American Medical Association • Craving: A strong need to drink What is Alcoholism? What is Alcoholism? What is Alcoholism? What is Alcoholism? D ef ini ti o n Te r m in ol o gy • 1849: Physician Magnus Huss describes the systematic adverse effects of alcohol • 1939: Alcoholics Anonymous is founded and grows. The AA “big book” compares alcoholism to an allergy and an illness. • 1960: E. Morton Jellinek states alcoholism is a disease based upon natural history. • 2007: Alcoholism is stated as a chronic primary disease. 2002 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism surveyed 4,422 Alcoholic Adults • 25% Still dependent • 27.3% In partial remission (some symptoms persist) • 11.8% Asymptomatic drinkers (consumption increases chances of relapse) • 35.9% Fully recovered (17.7% low-risk drinkers plus 18.2% abstainers.) Etymology & Epidemiology Etymology & Epidemiology Etymology & Epidemiology Etymology & Epidemiology Et y m ol o gy E pi d e m iol o • Genetics: Alcoholism is common throughout families if one member is an alcoholic. Influence throughout the household is a major factor....
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