Everything You Need to Know About Alcoholism – Symptoms, Signs, Causes, Diagnosis,Risk Factors,Complications and Treatments

Social Complications of Alcohol Abuse

The National Institutes of Health estimated in 2014 that about 7.5 million children in the U.S. live with an alcohol abuse disorder. Alcohol addiction causes suffering with friends, in relationships, with family, and employers. Alcoholics have a higher rate of a breakup, divorce, separation and domestic abuse and other related violent and aggressive behavior. Missed work, accidents in the workplace, and poor job performance are common in some cases. Legal issues, such as citations for driving under the influence, are also common.

Most troubling is that alcoholism kills. Estimates are as high as 150,000 alcohol-related deaths each year. More than half of all murderers and their victims are believed to have been intoxicated at the time of the murder, as per data collected by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV of the American Psychiatric Association. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (TSA) has given a rought estimate that drunk driving was attributed to more than 16,000 deaths from traffic accidents in 1997. There are also a number of deaths from acute alcohol poisoning and accidents related to alcohol, which are increasingly reported on college campuses.