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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...
  • Alcohols Effects On Aggression
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    Relating Alcohol to Aggressive Behavior From the beginning of recorded history, alcohol has been a part of human culture. However, it appears that the correlation between alcohol and violent aggression is a trait solely to the American culture. So the question that must be answered is Is it the alcohol, or is it the individuals expectancies while under the influence of alcohol. There has been piles of research done in an effort to answer this question and still the relationship between alcohol a...
  • Long Term Effects Of Alcohol Abuse
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    Effects of Alcoholism Growing up in a family with daily alcohol use as a way of life can have a profound effect on a young child's mind. Most of the time this situation would seem to have a negative effect on all the people surrounded by this problem. Sometimes it can be a blessing in disguise depending on how it is looked at. It makes a person wonder why someone would want to stay in a state of depression, put his health at risk, and take the chance of losing his job or family. No one in his ri...
  • Effects Of Alcohol On A Individual's Body
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    How Alcohol May Affect Human Behaviour 4. A young man started behaving in an aggressive and abusive manner after he had a number of alcoholic drinks at a party. The next day he was behaving quite normally and was quite concerned when shown a video of his behaviour the previous night. Explain how alcohol may affect human behaviour. Some Facts (1) Australian industry loses more than one billion dollars a year because of sickness caused by alcohol. Alcohol plays a part in more than 50% of serious c...
  • Alcohol Consumption Effects
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    Alcohol is a drug, but unlike the other drug, marijuana, cocaine, heroine, and probably all the others for some reason this is socially accepted and is legal. Alcohol is bad for you and does have long term affects associated with it. Such as the long addiction to it, effects on the body, and the social interaction effects. Alcohol, and alcoholism is common in America, but drinking is more common around kids. Social drinking a term kids and drinkers have come accustom to, social drinking is defin...
  • Effects Of Alcohol On The Brain
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    Alcoholism is a disease in which the drinking of alcohol becomes uncontrollable. Compulsion and craving of alcohol rules the life of the alcoholic. Many of us drink alcohol to socialize which is not alcoholism. An alcoholic is a frequent habitual user. Alcohol, a central nervous system depressant, dulls the senses especially vision and hearing. Signs of alcoholism are tremors, delirium, inability to concentrate and many others. "According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence...
  • Effects Of Alcohol On The Body Alcohol
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    The effects of alcohol on the body Alcohol is one of many dangerous substances that effects our bodies. The effects of this drug can be very harmful. Alcohol is a potent non-prescription drug sold to anyone over the national legal drinking age, 21. Unlike other deadly drugs it is easy to access. This makes it easy to over-consume and create a tragic accident, even death. It can damage a person not only physically but also mentally and emotionally. Many people each year become more and more addic...
  • Amount Of Alcohol In Your Blood Stream
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    Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) MONITORING The amount of alcohol in your blood stream is referred to as Blood Alcohol Level (BAL). It is recorded in milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, or milligrams percent. For example, a BAL of. 10 means that 1/10 of 1 percent (or 1/1000) of your total blood content is alcohol. When you drink alcohol it goes directly from the stomach into the blood stream. This is why you typically feel the effects of alcohol quite quickly, especially if you haven't ...
  • Families With Alcoholic Parents
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    Alcoholism refers to the abuse of alcohol by individuals who are unable to control their binge drinking behavior over a prolonged period of time. Alcoholics are not simply people who consume alcohol; instead, their entire lives revolve around alcohol. While many people usually dismiss the effects of heavy drinking to a hangover that will not last beyond the day, the effects of alcoholism are infinitely more enduring and devastating not only for the alcoholics, but also for their families and fri...
  • Biological Effects Of Alcohol On Stress
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    In the world today, many people have some sort of stressor pertaining to their home life or even their job. Seventy-five percent of the general population experiences at least "some stress" every two weeks (National Health Interview Survey), and half of those, experience moderate or high levels of stress during the same two-week period. Most of these individuals seek refuge in the worlds most common and legal drug, Alcohol. They also may not see it, that is, their stress may contribute to the de...
  • Indirect Effects Of Alcohol Use
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    Alcohol is a drug that is classified as a central nervous system depressant. There are three forms of alcohol, beer, wine and distilled spirits. Alcohol is one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States and has more adverse effects that most other drugs combined. There are many aspects to consider when thinking about alcohol as a drug. There are many myths surrounding alcohol, including who uses it, what its effects are on users, social and sexual situations and the amounts people drin...
  • Alcohol Vs Marijuana Alcohol And Marijuana
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    Alcohol vs. Marijuana Alcohol and marijuana are two drugs commonly used and abused in the United States. Alcohol is the number one abused drug, while marijuana is number one among illegal drugs. While alcohol remains legal, and marijuana illegal, this does not necessarily mean that the alcohol is better for you. There have been many arguments where people suggest that marijuana should be legal because alcohol is more deadly. On the other hand, there are alcoholics who would tell a pothead that s...
  • Legal Because In Some Cases Alcohol
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    Great controversy surrounded the 1920's, Prohibition of alcohol in the United States. Since this time, it has been debated on as to whether the Prohibition of alcohol should be reinstated. There are so many reasons why alcohol should be prohibited, and yet, so many reasons why alcohol should stay legalized. For many years alcohol production, sale, and consumption has been legalized, but during the years 1920 to 1933 alcohol was prohibited. Should alcohol be prohibited Lets see the reasons why al...
  • Alcohol Less Active Against The Virus
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    Antiviral Activities of Alcohols against HSV-1 Hilmar Hilmarsson, Hall dor Thor mar Previous studies have shown that various fatty acids have microbicidal activities against a number of pathogens. Exactly how the fatty acids kill microbes is unknown, but it has been shown that they cause disintegration of enveloped viruses like vesicular stomatitis virus. Alcohols may act in a similiar way, i.e. penetrate the envelope of the virus by hydrophobic effect, making it permeable to small molecules and...
  • Physical Effects Of Alcoholism
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    When people hear the word "drug", they usually think of an illegal substance such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or any other drug that can be found on the street. Most people never consider the fact that consuming alcohol can be just as harmful as illegal drugs, not only on the body, but on the mind and spirit as well. If constantly abused, alcohol can be even worse for one than taking illegal drugs Irresponsible drinking can destroy a person's life as well as the lives of those around them. Wh...
  • Alcohol
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    Effects of Alcohol on the Nervous System Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. It acts at many sites, including the reticular formation, spinal cord, cerebellum and cerebral cortex, and on many neurotransmitter systems. Alcohol is a very small molecule and is soluble in "lipid" and water solutions. Because of these properties, alcohol gets into the bloodstream very easily and also crosses the blood brain barrier. Some of the neuro chemical effects of alcohol are: Increased turnover of ...
  • Alcoholic Drinks On A Regular Basis
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    Alcoholism is defined as a primary, chronic disease with genetic and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. Alcoholism is often progressive and fatal. That is to say, alcoholism is a pattern of drinking that causes harmful consequences. The many causes of alcoholism run deep into the family genus system and can cause numerous effects to the present family and social status. Alcoholics start out or develop alcoholism with one drink and continue until the point of in...
  • Negative Effects Of Alcohol Consumption
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    Winston Churchill once said, "I have taken more good from alcohol than alcohol has gotten out of me (Winston Churchill)". Man has used alcohol since the dawn of time. There are many different types of alcohol but the one that seems to be most known about is ethanol, which is used to make alcoholic beverages. Although alcohol is used in many ways, it is important to know about the production of alcohol, the structure and properties of alcohol, and the effects it has in the body. The reader will b...
  • Athletes Drink Alcohol
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    Alcohol and athletes don't mix just like alcohol and driving doesn't mix. Alcohol is a very poisonous liquid that contains many organic chemicals. Some of these lethal chemicals that people drink include ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, and others. Alcohol is a clear, explosive liquid that burns easily just like the many kitchen cleaners we have in our cupboards. Alcohol is a very bad liquid to drink especially when you play sport. It effects many parts of your body and has a huge amount of side ...
  • Alcohol With Other Drugs
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    Alcohol is often not thought of as a drug. This is because its use is common for religious and social purposes in most parts of the world. It is a drug, however, and compulsive drinking in excess has become one of modern society's most serious problems. Drinking heavily over a short period of time usually results in a "hangover' – headache, nausea, shakiness, and sometimes vomiting, beginning from 8 to 12 hours later. A hangover is due partly to poisoning by alcohol and other components of...

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