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By Joyce Brennfleck Shannon

ISBN-10: 0780811410

ISBN-13: 9780780811416

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Do you have to be an alcoholic to experience alcohol-related problems? No. Alcoholism is only one type of an alcohol problem. Alcohol abuse can be just as harmful. A person can abuse alcohol without actually being an alcoholic—that is, he or she may drink too much and too often but still not be dependent on alcohol. Some of the problems linked to alcohol abuse include not being able to meet work, school, or family responsibilities; drunk-driving arrests and car crashes; and drinking-related 31 (c) 2011 Omnigraphics, Inc.

Culture has a powerful influence on alcohol-related behaviors, as well as on belief systems about alcohol among users and among members of the users’ support systems. Socialization theory explains how specific drinking customs and rituals are transmitted across generations and from one individual to another within a family, ethnic, or cultural group. The degree to which cultural norms influence an individual’s drinking behavior is determined, in part, by the extent of that person’s identification with the group, the degree of consistency in the group’s norms, and the presence of confounding or complementary forces, such as gender and age norms.

A person can abuse alcohol without actually being an alcoholic—that is, he or she may drink too much and too often but still not be dependent on alcohol. Some of the problems linked to alcohol abuse include not being able to meet work, school, or family responsibilities; drunk-driving arrests and car crashes; and drinking-related 31 (c) 2011 Omnigraphics, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Alcoholism Sourcebook, Third Edition medical conditions. Under some circumstances, even social or moderate drinking is dangerous such as when driving, during pregnancy, or when taking certain medications.

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