On this slide I am going to start talking about the definition of Alcoholism and segue into the definition of addiction. Alcoholism refers to the drinking of alcoholic beverages to such a degree that it seriously and repeatedly interferes with major aspects of an individual's life—such as work, school, family relationships, or personal safety and health
Start talking about addiction Introduce definition: Addiction is a complex concept that in its most basic form involves being unable to stop doing something despite adverse consequences associated with doing it
Talk about how the heavy use of alcohol is a choice to start out and how it turns into a chronic, progressive, fatal disease if not treated
• permanent damage to vital organs • several different types of cancer • gastrointestinal irritations, such as nausea, diarrhea, and ulcers • malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies • sexual dysfunctions • high blood pressure • lowered resistance to disease personality changes angry and argumentative quiet depressed
Affect on family life.
Possibly a video: http://www.myaddiction.com/videos/alcohol-addiction-video3.html http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2009/04/14/alcoholism.definition.risk.cnn
Many types of treatment programs are available self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous outpatient clinics halfway houses psychotherapists social centers religious organizations Foster homes Hospitals inpatient centers
Talk about why I did my presentation on alcoholism Talk about how alcoholism has effected my life
Talk about my hands-on project Talk about Alateen and how it helps teens cope with the alcoholics that effect there lives Basic principals of Alateen (12 steps from AA)
An alcoholic who abstains from drinking can take control over the parts of their life with which alcohol interfered. Alcoholics are said to be &quot;recovering,&quot; never &quot;cured&quot; of the disease.
Alcoholism: Choice or Disease? By: Constance Upright