[2015] Sarah Kinnunen (Norwood): Alcoholism

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[2015] Sarah Kinnunen (Norwood): Alcoholism

Alcoholism and alcohol abuse are due to many factors, such as how a person was raised, social environment, genetics, and emotional/mental health. Also, some racial groups have a higher risk of alcohol addiction.

Make connections: Accepting some help and support from those who care about and will listen to you can strengthen resilience.Make goals for yourself: Develop some realistic goals. Take small steps that will help you to move toward your goals.Be confident in yourself: Building up confidence and trusting your instincts helps to build resilience.Take care of yourself: Pay attention to your own needs and emotions. Engage in activities that you personally enjoy, excersize often, and eat well.


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What is it?

Some possible things that can lead to alcohol addiction are mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder because alcohol may be used to self-medicate. Also, people who have a family history or who associate closely with heavy drinkers are more likely to develop drinking problems.


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- repeatedly neglecting daily responsibilities because of drinking.- continue to drink even though their alcohol use is causing problems.- drinking as a way to relax or de-stress.- want to quit drinking, but can’t.- alcohol takes up a great deal of their energy and focus.

Seek help when needed. Don't be afraid to ask someone for help, or to talk about a problem you are facing. Speak to a trusted adult or friend, and accept their advice and support.Make good decisions. If you feel like you are being pressured into doing something you do not want to do or you feel that it is wrong, say NO. Avoid things that can lead you to wrong choices.Create good connections and communicate with others. Having good relationships with family members, friends or others are very important. If you have access to someone that truly cares about you and will listen to you, they can help you to make good decisions and provide the help you need.

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