Alcoholism: A Sociological Problem? Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Alcoholism: A Sociological Problem?
This paper looks at alcoholism as a sociological problem.
# 123853 | 1,750 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer discusses the medical and sociological models of alcoholism, its causes and effects, and interventions. The writer argues that the effects of the problem are social in nature and both models are useful in identifying causes.

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"Although a majority of Americans enjoy drinking and successive generations have incorporated some type of alcohol use into their lives many have found it also to be a source of health problems addiction social disruption and personal tragedy. Indeed there is evidence that perhaps ... million Americans or about one in every adults have some type of drinking problem while about .... million are actual full-blown alcoholics. As some researchers have suggested alcoholism can be viewed through several theoretical lenses including the sociological lens ..."

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