Alcoholism Sourcebook by Keith Jones; (ed.)

By Keith Jones; (ed.)

Alcoholism Sourcebook offers entire information on alcoholism between all age teams, describing its results, incorporating new reports on alcoholism's restoration and healing procedures, and together with a thesaurus of phrases novices to the subject will locate worthwhile.

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Uncle George always liked his liquor, so his family may not see that his drinking is getting worse as he gets older. Grandma Betty was a teetotaler all her life until she started having a drink each night to help her get to sleep after her husband died. Now, no one realizes that she needs a couple of drinks to get through each day. These are common stories. The fact is that families, friends, and healthcare workers often overlook their concerns about older people drinking. Sometimes trouble with alcohol in older people is mistaken for other conditions related to aging, for example, a problem with balance.

According to the Monitoring the Future Study, teens drink a wide range of alcohol types, including beer, distilled spirits, wine, and flavored alcohol. By 12th grade, reported rates of beer and spirits consumption are nearly equal. In a recent small survey, where youth ages 13 to 20 were asked what brands of alcohol they consumed in the past 30 days, brands were responsible for nearly half of all alcohol consumption by that age group. 7 percent). Together, these data suggest that teens find all categories of alcohol to be appealing.

1 million Americans aged 12 and older needed treatment for substance use. These disorders are among the top conditions that cause disability and carry a high burden of disease in the United States, resulting in significant costs to families, employers, and publicly funded health systems. By 2020, mental and substance use disorders will surpass all physical diseases as a major cause of disability worldwide. In addition, drug and alcohol use can lead to other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

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