Psychological and Social Causes Of Alcoholism
To effectively cure alcoholism, you need to understand the reasons that caused it. These problems need to be eliminated so that the patient does not try again to find a solution in alcohol.
The constant use of psychotropic substances and alcohol is a problem that is caused by two main groups of factors:
1 – Psychological Causes Of Alcoholism
They encourage a person to drink in company or alone, gradually forming a dependence on alcohol. The longer this effect lasts, the more the body and psyche get used to alcohol. It is possible to cope with such addiction on your own only in the early stages and only if there is a strong motivation. Then the situation can be corrected only with the help of narcologists.
Conscious drinking is an attempt to escape from reality and the problems it brings. At the beginning of drinking, alcohol brings people relief, helps them to relax, feel lighter and better. Therefore, it is often chosen to solve the different types of psychological problems, for example:
- lack of recognition
- personal disorder
- limited communication
Also, disorders of the brain can cause injuries – bruises, concussions, surgery, strokes and others. Brain trauma and mental illness make a person more vulnerable to the effects of psychotropic drugs and alcohol. Alcohol helps depressed patients quickly get rid of oppressive feelings.
2 – Social Causes Of Alcoholism
The pressure of society, its traditions, and conventions have a serious impact on a person. From a very young age, most children see adults drinking alcohol on holidays and special occasions. Often at the end of the meal, adults begin to behave inappropriately, but the child considers this behavior to be normal. In adulthood, he will repeat the same behavior (which indicates the first or second stage of alcoholism). In adolescence, parents can introduce children to drinking alcohol – they give small doses of alcohol to make teenagers feel like adults.
Teens may start drinking to stay in a company where this behavior is the norm. Drinking alcohol can be used to show “cool” to younger companions. In adulthood, this behavior is transformed into frequent drinking with friends and at work.
As a result, addiction is formed gradually, unnoticed by a potential alcoholic or bystander. But at some point, a person may notice that it is very difficult for him to refuse another dose of alcohol.
Alcoholism easily occurs in people of certain professions, like, actors, singers and other people whose work implies publicity and popularity. Drinking alcohol is often considered the norm in their society and can be combined with drug use.
One of the most common social causes of alcoholism is disorder it includes:
- lack of housing
- problems at work
- family conflicts
- loss of a loved one
- illness and disability of relatives
Most of all “social” alcoholism is susceptible to people with weakened moral and ethical guidelines, as well as people living with a constant feeling of hopelessness.
Most of the causes of alcoholism are life problems that can be solved without alcohol. Having realized the problem (even at the stage of acquired alcoholism), he will not aggravate the problem but turn to specialists for help. They will help solve problems of both physiological and psychological nature. This often helps to solve many social problems.