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Alcoholism - Alcohol Abuse Dangers Many people don't realize that there is a difference between being an alcoholic and having an alcohol abuse problem. Those who are what some call "functioning alcoholics" are actually people with alcohol abuse problems. They clearly drink way too much on a regular basis and have some of the same symptoms of alcoholism such as health related issues. Alcohol abusers usually have some resemblance of normality or have control over their actions. They set limits or only allow themselves to drink at specific times, but still consume way more than the average social drinker. Alcoholics are unable to control their drinking at any point. They are physically, emotionally, and mentally addicted to alcohol. The consequences of alcoholism can be severe in regards to both mental and physical health, and how they function in the everyday world. Alcoholics, also known as those with alcoholism or an alcohol addiction, are unable to control their drinking at any time. This distinction is very important in deciding the type of help one needs to become alcohol free. Alcohol abusers will need more emotional and psychological assistance while an alcoholic will also need more of the physical help in overcoming the continual consumption of alcohol. There are many studies from universities throughout the country trying to understand the correlation between alcoholism an domestic violence. Some researchers believe that the high number of domestic violence cases involving alcohol may be misleading. Is it a fact that so many domestic violence cases relating to alcohol abuse are caused by the addiction of alcohol, or could it be that the existence of the alcohol abuse is caused by the domestic violence? Either or neither way, alcoholism has some connection to the violence that so many families deal with everyday. Families feel the fear of a child towards an intoxicated parent, the fear caused by a drunken spouse, and in some reported cases, the fear of the parents caused by an alcoholic child. Understanding that an alcoholism problem exists either within yourself or in a family member is the first step in preventing or stopping a violent situation from escalating. Alcohol does not allow for acceptable emotional control and does allow for a normal argument to quickly become violent. If you have begun to notice significant changes in a person's emotional and physical behavior during stressful times, alcohol abuse may be a factor and should be taken seriously. There are many organizations, programs, and articles that can be found to help understand the toll both physical and alcohol abuse can have on a family. Discover how to Stop Drinking Alcohol by the Illustrious Ed Philips and Quit Alcohol Today.
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