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  • Concordance Rate Of Alcoholism Between Identical Twins
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    Alcoholism is considered to be a chronic illness or disease that is marked by an uncontrolled consumption of alcoholic beverages despite its interference with one's physical or mental health, and social, family, or occupational responsibilities. It is actually a drug addiction, which is also referred to as alcohol dependence, as by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The APA's DSM- -R requires that at least three of the following conditions be present in order for an individual to be cla...
  • Risk For Alcohol Dependence
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    Alcohol problems more likely for young drinkers Young people who begin drinking before age 15 are four times as likely to develop alcohol dependence, or alcoholism, than those who began at 21, according to a report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Alcohol abuse, described as a maladaptive drinking pattern that repeatedly causes life problems, was more than twice as likely to occur for those who began drinking before 15 ...
  • Individual With The Alcohol Problem
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    SOBRIETY Severe mood swings, violent rages, memory loss-each of these problems were a part of my family life during the past two or three years. These problems are the result of alcoholism. Recently, a member of my family realized his abuse of alcohol was a major problem to not only himself, but also to those around him. He would lose control of his temper and often would not even remember doing it the next day. Alcohol became a part of his daily life including work, home, and any other activiti...
  • Physical Dependence On Alcohol
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    Within the context of our society, drinking of alcohol is a perfectly normal activity. For most people drinking a moderate amount of alcohol can be beneficial, indeed studies suggest that moderate drinking may protect against coronary heart disease by improving insulin resistance (Gold, 1991). However, for a minority of people drinking alcohol is an activity that is fraught with danger and, for a very few, is akin to taking a poison that will almost inevitably ruin their lives. Henceforth, it is...
  • Dependent On Alcohol
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    Running head: FILM CRITIQUE PAPER Film Critique Paper Spring Semester 2003 (A) Film description: When a Man Loves a Woman is an exploration of a woman's struggle with alcoholism and the effect of the disease on her family. Meg Ryan stars as Alice Green, a school counselor, whose long-concealed drinking habit worsens, threatening her marriage and family life. Andy Garcia stars as her husband, Michael Green, who is an airline pilot. Although Alice is lighthearted and loving, she is often reckless ...
  • Behavior Due To Alcohol Consumption
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    It is a popular assumption in society that alcohol problems are a direct result of consumption levels; the more we consume alcohol, the more problems. Our perception of what is accepted and expected of our behavior towards drinking is formed by societal tolerance and norms. However, our beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge about alcohol patterns of drinking are very powerful elements in causing, helping, and preventing problems. Determining the frequency, quantity, speed of consumption, location, a...
  • Individuals With Alcohol Dependency
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    Dependence Alcohol Dependency Alcohol Dependency Dependence is defined as a cluster of three or more existing criteria according to the DSM-IV for alcohol dependency over a period of 12 months. According to Riley, substance abuse is commonly referred to as an addiction. These terms are often used interchangeably. Dependency occurs over time and is usually taken in excessive quantities causing harm to the individual (Riley, 1998). There is no known cause for alcohol dependency. However, there are...
  • Physical Dependence On Alcohol
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    Alcoholism refers to the drinking of alcoholic beverages to such a degree that important things 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, and social symptoms. The alcoholic continues to consume alcohol even though the destructive consequences he / she may face. Alcoholism is serious,...
  • Individual Depends On Alcohol
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    Alcoholism is a deadly disease in which an individual is addicted to alcohol and its relaxing effects. There is a theory that holds that? addiction fits many criteria used to define other diseases and should therefore be treated as a disease. The individual depends on alcohol to get through the day or night, ? solve? their problems, ease their depression, or no reason at all. According to the Encyclopedia of Health-Substance Abuse, an addiction is an uncontrollable compulsion to use a drug or ot...

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