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Journal of Addiction and Clinical Research

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Alcoholism

Author(s): Michael Okiro-Emadit

The word alcoholism comes from the word alcohol, a psychotropic drug that causes drowsiness, alters mood, judgment, behaviors, concentration, and consciousness. The drug substance basically interferes with thought processes, thus causing incardination. Alcoholism is a chronic disease characterized by a tendency to drinking more than intended, unsuccessful attempts to stop drinking and continued drinking despite adverse social and occupational consequences. The tendency to drinking excessively and or compulsively can cause significant impairment that is directly associated with persistent use of alcohol. The habitual and frequent taking of or much consumption of large quantity of alcohol therefore becomes progressively chronic ,resulting to potentially fetal psychological and nutritional disorder associated with alcohol intoxication, leading to dependency on or addiction to the substance (alcohol) which will slowly progress to impairment of the ability to work without it (drunken drinking).


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