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ALCOHOLISM Evan Trenkner, Ryan Love, Manda Ward, Nina Dachs PSY 101 An ongoing issue in modern day society
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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 Loss of control: Not being able to stop drinking once you've begun What is Alcoholism? What is Alcoholism? D ef ini ti o n Te r m in ol o gy
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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 Et y m ol o gy E pi d e m iol o
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Genetics: Alcoholism is common throughout families if one member is an alcoholic. Influence throughout the household is a major factor.
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