Effects of Alcohol Abuse Cause and Effect Essay

Effects of Alcohol Abuse
An overview of the neurobiological effects of alcohol dependence.
# 118846 | 814 words | 2 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper outlines the physical and psychiatric disorders caused by alcoholism as well as its neurological effects. The paper then looks at the pharmacological treament of alcoholism and its role in the rehabilitation process.

Impact of Alcohol Abuse on Health
The Neurological Effects of Alcohol Dependency
Pharmacological Treatment of Alcohol Dependency

From the Paper:

"Alcohol dependence is a serious, widespread mental disorder that affects close to 18.2 million persons of all ages and socioeconomic groups. Several large nationwide surveys conducted between 1992 and 2002 showed that lifetime prevalence of alcohol dependence is about 13 percent among adults. It affects men three times more than women and is most common in younger adults between ages 18 and 29 (Carguilo, T. 2007). Alcohol over consumption has been on the significant increase in the past ten years, and it has been suggested that numbers could be much higher due to underdiagnosing. This disorder is more common among Caucasians than African Americans, Hispanics and Asians. Alcohol dependence carries enormous health consequences and is responsible for 3.5 percent of all deaths in the United States, making it the third leading cause of mortality."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Shea, C. W. (2008). From the neurobiologic basis of alcohol dependency to pharmacologic treatment strategies: bridging the knowledge gap. Southern Medical Journal. 101(2), p.179-184. Retrieved on March 3, 2008 from EBSCOhost database.
  • Caguilo, T. (2007). Understanding the health impact of alcohol dependence. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 64 (3). p. 5-9. Retrieved on March 3, 2008 from EBSCOhost database.

Cite this Cause and Effect Essay:

APA Format

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