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What is Alcohol Addiction and why it has increased among Youth Population?

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, is a disease that affects people of all walks of life. Experts have tried to pinpoint factors like genetics, sex, race, or socioeconomics that may predispose someone to alcohol addiction. But it has no single cause. Psychological, genetic, and behavioral factors can all contribute to having the disease (Healthline, 2016).

The alcohol addiction is increasing due to the wide acceptance and availability in various cultures. It is widely adopted and hence there is a difference between the one who likes having few drinks and the one with the addiction problem, symptoms are;

  1. Increased use in terms of frequency & quantity of consumption
  2. Lack of “hangover symptoms”
  3. Avoiding contact with Loved Ones
  4. Alcohol dependence to function
  5. Lethargy, depression, anxiety and other emotional issues

There are a number of factors that lead to the increased use of Alcohol in the Youth Population. These factors include the genetic factors that can make a person susceptible to alcohol addiction, socio-cultural patterns including the wide access to alcohol, economic status, family factors and the influence of the peer group.

Alcohol Addiction is rooted deeply and hence is difficult to cater to. The best way to treat alcohol addiction is to consult a Psychologist or an experienced mental health professional which will help young people recover and protect them from Alcohol Addiction which is becoming common nowadays.

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