By Keith Jones; (ed.)
Alcoholism Sourcebook offers entire info on alcoholism between all age teams, describing its results, incorporating new experiences on alcoholism's restoration and treatment plans, and together with a thesaurus of phrases beginners to the subject will locate valuable.
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They can recommend groups or organizations that could help you avoid alcohol problems. If you are an adult who already has begun to drink, a health care professional can assess your drinking habits to see if you need to cut back on your drinking and advise you about how to do that. 1 Overview Text in this section is excerpted from “Underage Drinking,” National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), July 2013. Underage Drinking Underage drinking is when anyone under the minimum legal drinking age of 21 drinks alcohol.
Some older people can feel “high” without increasing the amount of alcohol they drink. This “high” can make them more likely to have accidents, including falls and fractures and car crashes. Drinking too much alcohol over a long time can: • Lead to some kinds of cancer, liver damage, immune system disorders, and brain damage. • Worsen some health conditions like osteoporosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, and ulcers. Text in this chapter is excerpted from “Alcohol Use In Older People,” National Institute on Aging, January 22, 2015.
But alcoholism is not determined only by the genes you inherit from your parents. In fact, more than one-half of all children of alcoholics do not become alcoholic. Research shows that many factors influence your risk of developing alcoholism. Some factors raise the risk while others lower it. Genes are not the only things children inherit from their parents. How parents act and how they treat each other and their children has an influence on children growing up in the family. These aspects of family life also affect the risk for alcoholism.
Alcoholism Sourcebook by Keith Jones; (ed.)