Alcoholism was present in my family and friends. My grandpa would start drinking only on
weekends socially. Then the drinking started everyday when he was passed over for a
My grandma would get depressed because Grandpa was unhappy. She then started drinking
also. The drinking increased so much that she started to hide vodka and gin in her bedroom.
One night, her stomach was hurting. She said the pain would not go away. My mom took her
to the hospital and she stayed overnight. The next day, she told my mom that she was seeing
spiders on the wall. My mom said, “There are no spiders on the wall. You are going through the
D.T.s [delirium tremens].” My grandma said that D.T.s are for alcoholics and she realized that
she was one also! She eventually got help soon afterward and stopped drinking.
Do you know what alcoholism is? Do you know the causes of alcoholism and the methods of
treatment? Most people don’t.
Alcoholism is a serious disorder. It can affect our lives in many ways. Forty percent of
highway deaths are alcohol related (Channing, What to do 3). Alcohol is a large factor in
suicides and is spousal a
New AA members find another participant of the same sex, who they can identify with. Drug treatments can always be used to treat alcoholism. Physical and moral deterioration is common (Neeb 245-246; Townsend 272-273). In the letters, the family and friends have encouraged the alcoholic toseek treatment. Another method is simply--detoxification. Alcoholics turn their will and lives over to God, as they understand Him and they make anhonest and thorough moral inventory of themselves. This person will act as a sponsor for the new member. Later is the "Early Alcoholic Phase. When the patient is stablemedically, he or she is referred to an in or out patient treatment program, which can last up to thirty days. For instance, in "social learning," children are more likely to use alcohol3 if their parents did (Townsend 269). AA meetings are available everyday of the week. The individual cannotdiscuss the alcohol problem in this stage. These activities keep the alcoholics from relapsing.