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Alcoholism is a form of drug addiction because the individual suffers from both physical and mental dependence on alcohol. There are 2 categories to this disease—abuse and dependence. An individual who is dependent on alcohol spends much time consuming alcohol, and obtaining it. Physical dependen The most chronic drinking behavior of Alcoholism involves prolonged drinking binges that result in mental or physical issues. Although some individuals can gain control over their dependence in the early stages before completing losing control, no one knows which heavy drinkers can accomplish this a No one knows the cause of alcoholic disease because there are many factors that may cause its development. A individual with an alcoholic parent is more likely to become an alcoholic than an individual who does not have the disease running in her immediate family. Although research indicates that sp An alcoholic may undergo psychological issues, including the need for relieving her anxiety, troubled relationships, depression, and lack of self-esteem. Social issues may arise as well, such as peer pressure, alcohol use being socially accepted, and a stressful lifestyle. Statistics show that appro
For centuries, the relationship between alcohol and crime has been depicted in the many fatalities that occur as a result. A 2005 survey reflects that a little over half of Americans 12 years or older admitted to being current alcohol drinkers; specifically, 51.8 percent. This means that approximate More than one fifth of individuals 12 years or older engaged in binge drinking at least once in the last 30 days prior to being surveyed in 2005. In 2005, 16 million individuals cited heavy drinking; specifically, 6.6 percent of the population 12 years or older. This statistic is similar to 2002’s Current or past month use is defined as at least one drink in the past 30 days; this is inclusive of binging and heavy use. Binge use is 5 or more drinks on the same instance, meaning at the same time or during a few hours of each other, on at least 1 day in the past 30 days; this is inclusive of Juveniles who use drugs or alcohol commit 1 in 10 of the violent crimes that are not fatal against older teenagers. This statistic was two and a half times more than the percentage of crimes against younger teens. The Bureau of Justice Statistics cites that generally, alcohol and crime are determine