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  • Factor For Hispanic Adolescent Alcohol Abuse
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    Adolescent Alcohol Abuse: What Factors are Present? Over the years, many researchers have dedicated their time and energy to study adolescent alcohol abuse. They have found that there are many factors that contribute to adolescent alcohol abuse. These factors are psychological, environmental, social, and cultural. Not all of these factors play a part in every adolescent who abuses alcohol, but one of these factors is usually present. Psychological disorders have been found in both American, and ...
  • Small Test Drink Of An Alcoholic Beverage
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    alcoholism Definitions and causal factors of alcoholism Alcoholism consists of a repetitive intake of alcoholic beverages to an extent that the drinker is harmed. The harm may be physical or mental; it may also be social or economic. Implicit in the conception of alcoholism as a disease is the idea that the person experiencing repeated or long-lasting injury from his drinking would alter his behaviour if he could. His failure to do so shows that he cannot help himself, that he has "lost control ...
  • Number Of Treatments For Alcoholics
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    It was a rainy Wednesday afternoon and little Tommy was struggling to cross the slippery puddle- filled streets. The crossing guard at the corner felt a tug at her leg and it was Tommy waiting to cross. He waited patiently at the corner until traffic seemed to clear. The crossing guard began to lead Tommy across the street when out of nowhere a car sped around the corner and without acknowledging the crossing pedestrians, ended little Tommyths life. Tommyths parents were called at work and notif...
  • Most Serious Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
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    Alcoholism Alcoholism, chronic and usually progressive illness involving the excessive inappropriate ingestion of ethyl alcohol, whether in the form of familiar alcoholic beverages or as a constituent of other substances. Alcoholism is thought to arise from a combination of a wide range of physiological, psychological, social, and genetic factors. It is characterized by an emotional and often physical dependence on alcohol, and it frequently leads to brain damage or early death. Some 10 percent ...
  • Family With An Alcoholic Parent
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    What is Alcoholism? The definition of alcoholism can be described as a chronic illness, which is marked by uncontrolled consumption of alcoholic beverages that interferes with physical or mental health, and social, family or occupational responsibilities. This dependence on alcohol has only been diagnosed as a medical disorder recently in the medical field. Like many other diseases, it has a predictable course and is influenced environmentally and sometimes genetically. The disease can also be c...
  • Alcoholic Member Back Into The Family
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    Family treatment has become an ongoing component of most alcoholism treatment programs. The main emphasis of such treatment is on the affects of alcoholism on family roles and enabling patterns. However, many programs lack clear goals and objectives for involving family members or provide the same type of treatment for each family. This may be due to the fact that there is no universal or routine model of family treatment for alcoholism. Most proposed interventions focus on individual family mem...
  • Treatment The Fourth Step Process
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    Robert F. Bragg NCAC II, LAT A Therapeutic Look into Thunder Child Treatment Center The Philosophy of treatment at Thunder Child does not parallel the Cognitive Behavioral approach utilized in many treatment centers today. It does not rely solely upon the well know Hazleton / 12-Step approach to help addicts and alcoholics achieve a state of balance. Our philosophy is one that utilizes the best practices of Traditional Native American Culture, the Red Road Path to Recovery along with sound thera...
  • Alcoholic Drinks
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    Alcohol's importance in our social history is significant. Even more significant is the abuse of alcohol and the how alcoholism has effected modern society. However, before the word "alcoholism" was ever spoken, alcohol was used for many purposes such as settling battles, giving courage in battles, celebrating festivals and wooing lovers. The history of alcohol can be traced all the way back to the Egyptians. In Egyptian burials, it was used to help the dead's journey to the afterlife. There is ...
  • Alcoholic's Continual Craving For Alcohol
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    Even though thousands of reasons have been listed to justify drinking alcohol, none of them is strongly and evidently convincing. We say, let us have a drink. I drink only occasionally. What is one drink going to do? Every body was drinking, so I had to join the crowd. I guess we say all that, just because we do not know. We do not know what? We do not know that one of the latest studies in Washington University had shown some indications, but not proved yet that one drink could impair thinking....
  • Inpatient Treatment Programs For Alcoholism
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    Alcoholism, also known as "alcohol dependence", is a disease that is characterized by the following symptoms: Craving - a strong need, or compulsion to drink Loss of control - the inability to limit one's drinking on any given occassion Physical dependence - the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness and anxiety, when alcohol use is stoped after a period of heavy drinking Tolerance - the need for increasing amounts of alcohol in order to get "high" Alcoholism is 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...

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