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Health Care Provider Effects Of Alcohol
1,641 wordsDespite a minimum legal drinking age of 21, many young people in the United States consume alcohol. Some abuse alcohol by drinking frequently or by binge drinking -- often defined as having five or more drinks in a row. A minority of youth may meet the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) criteria for alcohol dependence (1, 2). The progression of drinking from use to abuse to dependence is associated with biological and psychosocial factors. This Alcohol...
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Lack Of Control Nausea And Vomiting
1,765 wordsAlcoholism is a chronic illness marked by consumption of alcoholic beverages at a level that interferes with physical or mental health, and social, family, or occupational responsibilities. Alcohol dependence or alcoholism is the most severe form of alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse also includes problem drinking such as drinking and driving or binge drinking (drinking six or more drinks on one occasion). Causes and Risk: Alcoholism is a type of drug addiction. There is both physical and psychologica...
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Alcohol Dependence Alcohol Abuse
315 wordsAlcoholism, chronic disease marked by a craving for alcohol. People who suffer from this illness are known as alcoholics. They cannot control their drinking even when it becomes the underlying cause of serious harm, including medical disorders, marital difficulties, job loss, or automobile crashes. Medical science has yet to identify the exact cause of alcoholism, but research suggests that genetic, psychological, and social factors influence its development. Alcoholism cannot be cured yet, but ...
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Effects Of Alcohol
1,757 wordsIn present day society, illness runs rampant among cities. Some individuals recognize their disease and seek help, while others continue to walk the streets unaware that they are infected. The disease does not cure itself and only continually increase in severity as an individual ages; however, thousands of people die each year not knowing they even had a problem. This problem which affects our society each day is alcoholism. There are three main aspects which deal with alcoholism and what effec...
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Wife And Children Alcohol Dependence
689 wordsHow Alcohol Effects on Divorce Alcohol dependence is one of the most serious social problems of our times. It damages psychological balance and physical functioning of a person, affects on behavior and intelligence, brings to serious losses, unemployment, depression, children abuse, or causes many other different negative results. Alcohol dependence of any of the spouses may become a serious reason for permanent misunderstandings and separation of the family. Statistically, since the beginning o...
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Fraternal Twins Identical Twins
4,528 wordsAlcoholism is considered to be a chronic illness or disease that is marked by an uncontrolled consumption of alcoholic beverages despite its interference with ones physical or mental health, and social, family, or occupational responsibilities. It is actually a drug addiction, which is also referred to as alcohol dependence, as by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The Apa's DSM-III-R requires that at least three of the following conditions be present in order for an individual to be cl...
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Central Nervous System
6,798 wordsTobacco is Drugs TOBACCO Tobacco is a plant grown for its leaves that are smoked, chewed, or sniffed for a variety of effects. It is considered an addictive substance because it contains the chemical nicotine. The tobacco plant is believed to have originated in the Western Hemisphere. The cultivated species most often grown for North American and European tobacco products is Nicotine Tabacum. The leaves of the plant are prepared for smoking, chewing, or sniffing. In addition nicotine tobacco con...
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