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Causes of alcohol addiction

The number of alcohol addicts is increasing at an alarming rate. Therefore, it is the need of the time to control the growth of alcohol addiction among the global population. For this, it is very necessary to be aware of the causes of alcohol addiction, so that we can properly treat and help the addicted get rid of their alcoholism and also prevent our younger generations by being influenced by alcohol.

The big thing is that not every individual gets addicted because of a same reason, as there are no definite causes of alcohol addiction; controlling alcohol addiction is becoming difficult. Numerous biological, socio-cultural and also psychological factors contribute for alcoholism.

In many cases, it is also seen that individuals who have lived with alcoholic family members, have greater chances to succumb to alcoholism in their adolescent years. Other biological factors, which contribute to alcohol addiction, are nutritional deficiencies, bio-chemical abnormalities, allergic responses and also endocrine imbalances. People also take to alcohol due to psychological factors like work stress, relation stress and other family problems. Some people are also in a habit of drinking to boost their self-esteem.

The biggest problem is that even socio-cultural factors contribute towards being one of the important causes of alcohol addiction. In addiction, at some places alcohol is readily available at low prices, without breaking the financial condition of an individual. In many cultures, alcohol is widely used and also the social group pressure and also social attitudes, that approve of frequent drinking has contributed to the rise in alcohol addiction.

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