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flash cards for mrs petersons class

what is alcoholism? when you become alcoholic and have no control over drinking.
how is this disease affecting society? tons of people are killed from drunk driving
who gets it? both male and female. age group typically adults but alcoholism can start anywhere as close as at teen years
what part of the body does it affect? the liver
what are symptoms? wants more alcohol. becomes drunk more often. blacks out occasionally, not remembering what happened. drinks alone. sneaks drinks. gulps drinks. feels guilty about drinking.
what are risk factors? can cause chronic liver problems.
how is the disease detected? by liver screenings if you are having liver problems
what are treatment options? detoxification is the essential first step in the treatment of alcoholism
what are the phychological implicaions of this disease? become dependent on alcohol and alcohol annonymous
How are you connected, if at all, or why did you choose this disease? Im not connected at all and I learned that this is a serious disease and can cause death.
Created by: danko420