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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
  • Alcoholism is a very serious disease Heavy use of alcohol is a choice to start out and how it turns into a chronic, progressive, fatal disease if not treated.
  • Possibly a video:
  • • permanent damage to vital organs • several different types of cancer • 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.
  • Talk about why I did my presentation on alcoholism Talk about how alcoholism has effected my life
  • 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 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)
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    • 1. Alcoholism: Choice or Disease?
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    • 11. Cure?
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    • 13. 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others . 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge Of His will for us and the power to carry that out. 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
    • 14. Cure?
    • 15. Works Cited
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