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Alcoholism

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  • 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 "recovering," never "cured" of the disease.
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