• Alcoholism Children Of Alcoholic
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    alcoholism Alcoholism refers to the drinking of alcoholic beverages to such a degree that major aspects of an individual's life -- such as work, school, family relationships, or personal safety and health -- are seriously and repeatedly interfered with. Alcoholism is considered a disease, meaning that it follows a characteristic course with known physical, psychological, and social symptoms. The alcoholic continues to consume alcohol despite the destructive consequences. Alcoholism is serious, p...
  • Alcohol And Society Alcoholism New York
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    Throughout history, society has engaged in taking substances such as alcohol, that alter our physical being or our psychological state of mind. There are many experiences and pressures that force people to feel like they have to drink in order to cope with life, but for many alcohol is a part of everyday life, just like any other beverage. Alcohol is introduced to us in many ways, through our family, television, movies, and friends'. These "sociocultural variants are at least as important as phy...
  • Underage Drinking Age Drinkers Alcohol
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    UNDERAGE DRINKING SHOULD THE LEGAL AGE BE 18 When teen-agers turn 18, their parents tell them that they are adults and send them into the world. They go to college, get a job, join the military. They do grown-up things like vote, pay taxes and become parents. But they cant go to the bar for a beer because when it comes to liquor, they are still just kids. Wheres the fairness in the 21-and-older drinking law Wheres the logic I myself wonder this everyday. I mean I understand that our government d...
  • Women And Alcohol Related Problem
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    Although two thirds of American men and one half of American women drink alcohol, three fourths of drinkers experience no serious consequences from alcohol use. Among those who abuse alcohol, many reduce their drinking without formal treatment after personal reflection about negative consequences. Physicians can help prevent the serious effects of alcohol-related problems by stimulating such reflection and moving patients toward a healthier lifestyle. Family physicians should be on the alert for...