Nursing PowerPoint.docx - Introduction Alcoholism is a disease that affects individuals of all walk of life Alcoholism accounts for more 30 of all

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Introduction Alcoholism is a disease that affects individuals of all walk of life. Alcoholism accounts for more 30% of all driving accidents yearly. More than 65 million people in the US are binge drinkers (Anton, 2003). Alcoholism is the third leading cause of death in the US behind tobacco. In the US, approximately 14 million adults who abuse alcohol have an alcoholism problem. More than 15M individuals struggle with alcoholism in the US Problem description Alcohol use is a severe problem in the contemporary world. Alcohol abuse leads to liver disease, including mouth and breast cancer. Alcoholism is a burden to the US economy accounting for more than $200 in the US in 2010. 75% of the total cost of alcohol use is linked to binge drinking At least 88, 000 people die from alcoholism in the US (Anton, 2003). More than 10% of children live with parents who have alcohol problems Harms associated with alcoholism Excessive use of alcohol is hazardous to individuals’ health It increases the risk of injury or trauma Leads to social issues such as violence Psychological problems such as anxiety and depression Increased absenteeism at the place of work SBIRT description SBIRT stands for screening, brief intervention, and referral treatment.
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