Social And Educational Problems That Children With Alcoholic Parents Endure

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This essay will discuss the topic of alcoholism. Due to the broadness of this subject the essay will focus on the genetic, social and educational problems that children with alcoholic parents endure. The topic will be described and it will show how and why this is an important issue in society. The purpose of this is to develop a clear thesis statement so this topic can be further researched.

Alcoholism is a broad term and often difficult to define because people of different, genders, races, cultures and ages have a different tolerance to alcohol. A detailed definition of the term was created after the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, and the American Society of Addition Medicine conducted a two-year study. The aim of this study was to determine a concrete definition. These committees were successful thus alcoholism is defined as “a primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. The disease is often progressive and fatal. It is characterized by impaired control over drinking, preoccupation with the drug alcohol, use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, and distortions in thinking, most notably denial. Each of these symptoms may be continuous or periodic” (Morse, 1992).

Alcoholism is a disease that not only can have fatal effects to the individual consuming copious amounts of the substance, but it can also have immense detrimental effects to the people around them. The…

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