Page 47 - April 2021 Issue Hustle Mama Magazine
P. 47

 Is Alcoholism
Considered A
Disease?
Whatever the celebration, the presence of alcoholic drinks will always be there. Others store beer in their fridge, so they have something to cap off their day. According to Harvard University, it's safe to say that alcohol is both a tonic and a poison.
The difference lies mainly in the dosage. Moderate drinking appears to be good for the heart and circulatory system and shields against type 2 diabetes and gallstones. Heavy drinking is a notable cause of preventable death in most countries. In the U.S., alcohol is associated with about half of deadly traffic accidents. Heavy drinking can harm the liver and heart, hurt an unborn child, boost the chances of developing breast and some other cancers, contribute to depression and violence, and conflict with relationships.
Liquor abuse has been perceived for a long time by professional clinical associations as an essential, constant, reformist, and now and then lethal sickness. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence gives a nitty-gritty and complete meaning of liquor addiction. The most basic approach to depict it is a psychological fixation that makes an actual impulse drink. One of the problems in accepting alcoholism as a disease is it just plain and doesn't look like one. It doesn't look, sound, smell, and it unquestionably doesn't act like a disease.
To make matters worse, generally, it denies it exists and resists medication. In 2016, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a statement, "Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health," which tells the developments that take place in the areas of the brain of someone who is addicted in a section entitled, "The Neurobiology of Substance Use, Misuse, and Addiction." According to the statement, substance use disorders result from changes in the brain that happen with repeated use of alcohol or drugs. These changes occur in brain circuits involved in pleasure, learning, stress, decision-making, and self-control.




























































































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