Alcoholism and other dysfunction change the functioning of the family. Some families develop specific roles for family members. People who grow up in a dysfunctional family may develop specific characteristics and are sometimes called “adult children of alcoholics.” Increasing their resiliency is important for people who have grown up in a dysfunctional family.
Alcoholism changes the family. Here are the ways in which families attempt to adjust to an alcohol problem.
Once someone becomes an alcoholic there are changes in their thinking, feelings, and behaviors.
As someone moves towards alcoholism behavior changes. There is a behavioral look to alcoholism. How does the process of severe alcohol use disorder develop?
Alcohol many parts of the human body. How does alcohol affect the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, liver, and the immune system?
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How does growing up around alcohol affect drinking and drinking problems? What temperaments increase or decrease the risk of developing an alcohol problem and what are protective factors?
What causes alcoholism? The role of genetics in alcoholism. Alcoholic rats.
When is alcohol use a problem? How common are alcohol problems? Why do people have drinking problems?
Part 7. Learning About Alcohol – the drinking experience.
One person drinks and becomes happy, another person drinks and becomes angry. Alcohol won’t affect the same way every time you drink. What are some of the factors that affect the drinking experience?
Alcohol has both acute and long-term effects on the body. This video explores the immediate short-term effects on the body.