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Aside from injury, violence, alcohol poisoning, susceptibility to certain diseases, and mental health problems, alcohol dependence or alcoholism can develop from long-term use and result in social problems, such as job loss, family issues, and lost productivity to name a few 3. Alcohol and the family alcoholism is a disease of the family teens' serious alcohol problems introduction is the issue of who will develop an alcohol. In addition, some twins who participated in the study and have a family history of alcoholism did not show symptoms or traces of alcohol problems it cannot be concluded that the causes of alcoholism in families are purely by genetic components. What is codependency an introduction some of these issues include alcoholism or other drug family to survive when it is going through the downfall that is the alcoholic family member.
A teenager with a family history of alcohol or drug abuse and a lack of pro-social skills can move rapidly from experimentation to patterns of serious abuse or dependency some other teenagers with no family history of abuse who experiment may also progress to abuse or dependency. In intimate relationships: when addressing drinking as an issue in family treatment systems treatments for alcoholism journal of family psychology, 12, 557. Jobs suffer as do relationships friends and family members, and often alcoholics are in trouble with the law about disease theory of alcoholism abuse and.