Enjoying Alcohol is
Enjoying a drink once in a while or even every evening is not
“alcoholism”. Alcoholism is alcohol dependence. It is a disorder
With alcoholism, the victim may continue to drink even though
there may be negative consequences. The urge to drink becomes
more important to satisfy than having the inclination to protect
oneself or others from harm.
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Not everyone who enjoys alcohol becomes an alcoholic. Then how
do some people transform from being alcohol consumers to alcohol
Some people are predisposed to alcoholism and certain situations
promote alcoholism. Here is a description of these risk factors.
If your environment supports regular consumption of alcohol, you
are more prone to alcoholism that others.
Drinking too much on a regular basis over an extended period of
time can cause a physical dependence on alcohol.
Those who begin drinking at an early age are at a higher risk of
Reason 2: Age
According to a survey published by New York Times, among those
who began drinking before the age of 14, nearly 50% had become
alcoholic dependent by the time they turned 21. Among those who
started drinking after 21 years of age, only 9% developed
If you have a parent or a close relative who is / was an alcoholic, you
are at a higher risk of physical dependence on alcohol.
Those suffering from depression are more prone to becoming
alcoholics. Pressures like stress or anxiety may also result in binge
drinking, promoting alcohol abuse. People with mental disorders
like bipolar disorder also tend to have problems with alcohol.
Those who were abused as children are at a higher risk of alcohol
dependence later in life. Both physical abuse and sexual abuse are
strong causes of alcoholism.
The problem of alcoholism is more prevalent in some cultures than
in others. Studies have shown that alcoholism is more prevalent in
societies where the consumption of alcohol is socially acceptable
and common. The rates of alcoholism in the US and Western Europe
are higher than in many other regions.
People with certain bents of mind are more prone to abuse alcohol.
Those who have very high expectations from themselves, have low
self esteem, have low frustration tolerance levels, need constant
reassurance and have a tendency to be impulsive and aggressive are
at higher risk of alcohol dependence.
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