The Common Causes of Alcoholism

Alcoholism and alcohol abuse in general can affect people of all ages – although, according to recent studies, those that are the most prone to it are aged between 21 and 50. This is put down to the fact that alcoholic substances are now more readily available than ever before and what might originally have started as an infrequent event can soon lead to a dependency if the environment allows.

This is why many specialists have dedicated millions of dollars in resources to identifying the causes of alcoholism in an effort to minimise the risks at the source. In most cases and alcohol dependence test will be issued to identify the severity of an addiction and in extreme instances, immediate alcohol rehabilitation may be recommended.

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The common causes of alcohol abuse are wide and varied, with some relating to emotional situations and others having more to do with environmental and physical factors. Within this academic piece, we will be evaluating the types of causes and how they can affect different people in alternative ways.

Emotional trauma

The term ‘turning to the bottle’ is often used to describe a situation whereby an individual may have suffered an emotional trauma (such as the loss of a loved one) and then turned to alcohol in an effort to forget. The feeling of being intoxicated can often lead to alcohol dependence DSM 5, which is the technical terminology used to describe an individual that is both abusing and dependent on alcohol. This type of situation can affect a range of people, no matter their age and regardless of their resilience to alcoholic substances.

Peer pressure

Alcoholism treatment centres are often inundated with dependents that have found themselves unable to control their intake and consumption due to pressure from their peers. This most common affects those between the ages of 18 and 25, and with ready access to cheap alcohols and the encouragement to engage in these types of activities, more and more people are finding themselves falling victim. Just a quick search for an ‘alcohol rehab near me’ will demonstrate just how many facilities have had to open to cater to the sheer volume of sufferers as a result of peer pressure.


Many addicts find themselves feeling compelled to consume alcohol in an effort to stem their insecurities. The intoxicative effects of ethyl alcohol can lower inhibitions, which can result in a greater feeling of self-worth. If these events are suspected and alcoholism has ensued, over the counter medication for alcoholism can be worth a try; to gauge if the craving-fighting properties can help to stem further development of the addiction. If not, then free alcohol treatment centres might be better recommended, especially those that can teach individuals how to cope without alcohol, in favour of finding their confidence elsewhere.


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