Causes of Alcoholism

By Ashton Bossardet

Why is Alcohol Addictive?

Alcohol is addictive. Here are some reasons why. First of all, alcohol is a drug, you may not have known that but it is. That is a part of what makes people addictive to it. Second of all it makes you feel good. Third of all sometimes you drink to relive personal problems (Ex. If you get fired from a job, or a family member dies). Abusing alcohol could also be inherited (passed down at birth). Social factors could also be a reason. Lets say all of you friends are drinking and you want to be cool so you do it too, or you just do it to impress people. These are a few of the many reasons why alcohol is addictive.

Why Are Some People More Likely to be Addicted Than Others?

There are reasons some people are more likely to be addicted than others. Sometimes you could have a family members that is an alcoholic. Sometimes it could just be to relieve stress. Sometimes its just biological or psychological. There are still many other reasons.

What Causes Alcoholism?

There are a lot of different reasons about what causes alcoholism. This comes up a lot but it can be to relieve personal problems. This one is weird but sometimes it can be because you think that your tolerance for alcohol has risen, and you just keep drinking thinking that it will not affect you that much. It often runs in the family though. There are still many more reasons why.

What Are Some Ways to Treat Alcohol Addiction?

There are a lot of ways to help yourself, but the main thing is DON'T JUST STOP OUT OF THE BLUE, IT MIGHT LITERALLY KILL YOU!!! There are many steps to take. Hospitalization would help because they could prescribe you a drug called Naltrexone which can reduce the craving for alcohol, another drug that could help is called Acamprosate, it does the same thing as the first drug. Get support from your family is what would help A LOT. Then you could join an AA group. That could help be sober. You will live a happier life if you quit!!!

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