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    Is alcohol dependence a disease or just a social problem? I would say it’s both its as a social problem and progresses into a disease. In 1957 the American Medical Association recognized alcohol use disorder as a disease, ( Maistro, p231). It is considered a disease of the brain. These brain impairments can be reversed if the individual abstains from alcohol. For heavy drinkers this cannot be done without medical observation due to the severe withdrawal symptoms associated with this disease. The psychological explanation or etiology focus is on the alcoholic personality type defined as person having certain traits or set of traits that predispose them to alcohol dependence and recent research has been able to connect certain personality…

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    Alcohol dependence is a substance related disorder in which an individual is physically or psychologically dependent upon drinking alcohol. There are many reasons for why people develop alcohol abuse disorder and they can be explained through biological, psychological and social approaches to explain this complex disorder. Biological evidence shows us that certain people are more genetically vulnerable to drug abuse according to researchers conducting twin, family, and adoption studies. It is…

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    Scene TIMELINE: 1. Two summers ago on a Thursday night after we went out for dinner, my best friend Julia received a phone call from her mother, who has suffered from alcohol dependence syndrome for years. 2. Her mother told her that she had signed up for Alcoholics Anonymous classes, was feeling much more exultant and energetic, and was overall in an extremely better condition. 3. The following Saturday, while Julia was taking a shower, her mother called, and because of our very close…

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    Alcoholism Affecting Women

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    Alcoholism Affecting Women Jennifer Jimenez California State University, Northridge According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are about 2.5 percent of woman who actually meet the requirements of alcohol dependence, and is becoming more common among women as to men (CDC, 2016). Alcoholism refers to an individual is dependent and constantly drinking alcohol that intervenes with their daily life. Alcoholism dependence is a dangerous illness among women…

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    Alcohol consumption has been on the rise in the United States, especially among college students (Engs & Hanson, 1990). That also indicates that there are more alcohol dependence and alcohol-related health problems among young adults. It is possibly due to four main drinking motives that are typically occurring during the twenties. According to previous studies, there are strong positive correlations between Drinking motives and alcohol consumption. In addition to that, there’s strong negative…

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    is suffering from a drug or alcohol dependency. The evaluation process takes place by using various instruments that include, but are not limited to, the CAGE, the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST), the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT), and the Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers (POSIT). Once an assessment instrument is chosen, it is important to evaluate the findings carefully to ensure that an appropriate treatment option is selected for the client.…

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    Client realized she is in her current situation due to her alcohol usage and has come to terms she is alcoholic but is willing to take the steps to help overcome her addiction of alcohol. Client is overwhelmed due to being homeless and not having a job but has been looking for apartments and applying for jobs to ease her frustration. Client is independent and feels she can get out her situation without any help from her family. Client’s low self-esteem sometimes interferes with her finding…

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    Alcoholism affects people with different backgrounds, culture, and upbringings. In our society, alcoholism has become a dangerous condition. According to the National Institute on alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, approximately 17 percent of men and 8 percent of women will dependent on alcohol in their lifetime. Some people stop drinking because they are forced to do so, they were arrested and have to follow court mandates and a second group of people who really want to stop drinking but don’t know…

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    Regular and heavy alcohol or drug consumption increases the chances of a person becoming dependent on the substance. After dependence has set in and the person, for whatever reason, stops drinking alcohol or using drugs, they will undergo detox. According to Bear River Health at Walloon Lake, an alcohol and drug rehab center in Boyne Falls, MI, detoxification is identified by the mild to severe physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms. This process is the first step the majority of drug…

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    Tedx Addiction

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    given a huge dose of diamorphine. Furthermore, Johann Harri says that addiction is an “adaptation to your environment.” As human beings, people connect and bond. However, when they are not able to bond, they look for a bond or a connection with something, such as drugs or gambling, which they see as a sense of relief, and therefore cause addiction. He sees the problem of addiction as a result of disconnection from people and society. To conclude his talk, Johann Hari says, “The opposite of…

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