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Qxd 12/4/06 10:22 AM Page 33 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT ALCOHOLISM The Basics to understand these feelings better, imagine going without water for a day or food for a week. The thirst and appetite centers would become so strong as to focus centrally and to prompt you to act in any way that can satisfy your thirst or hunger. This has great survival value, but alcohol has essentially highjacked that part of the brain so that it responds more intensely to alcohol than any other reward or punishment.
I asked her whether she thought that Ben had a lack of self-control. ” I then asked her to explain the difference between his lack of selfcontrol with alcohol and her struggle with weight. Of course, she was furious because I had struck her where it hurt. This is only one example of how alcoholism has the potential to gut family relationships. 12. What causes the disease of alcoholism? The facile answer would be drinking alcohol in excess causes alcoholism, but that begs this question: Why do some people drink to excess, whereas others do not?
For example, why do some individuals develop a disease when exposed to a germ, whereas others do not? Genetics, local environmental conditions, and immune systems all became sources of study in understanding why some individuals carrying a particular organism are more prone to develop the disease. Disease is no longer a simple matter of finding a germ and killing it. Cause now entails not just the existence of the germ, but also multiple other factors that interact together with the germ to increase one’s chances of developing a particular disease.
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