Alcoholism is a health affliction of the mind, body and soul. Virtually anyone can become an alcoholic if they are around the conditions that breed addictive behavior such as alcoholism that would be environmentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Alcoholism is an addiction that attaches itself to the body, mind, and spirit of its victims. Let's take a look. 

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When it comes to getting help for a drug addiction, the best time to start is now. Whether you have a problem with drugs or alcohol or someone else in your life does, you or they need to get a hold of the addiction before it gets out of control. But for many people, it's not that they don't want to engage in some form of drug rehabilitation. It's that they think their drug habits aren't hurting anyone else. However, this is actually a sign that drug rehab and intervention is absolutely crucial. Here are some others ways to tell if someone needs Florida drug rehab or Florida alcohol rehab.

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Is Alcoholism Passed Through The Genes?

What causes alcoholism?
Is it passed genetically through the family, or are there environmental factors that are more important? It is understood that the predisposition to alcoholism may be contributed by a number of factors including genetic makeup and social or environmental aspects.

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One can look at drug addiction as a moral issue, a social ill, or a criminal problem. But Lynn Oswald's experience studying the neuroscience of addiction tells her that it is something else entirely: a disease of the brain.

"Addiction is a brain disease because differences in the way our brains function make some people more likely to become addicted to drugs than others-just as differences in our bodies make some people more likely to develop cancer or heart disease," says Oswald, PhD, RN, an assistant professor at the School of Nursing.

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Imagine having a drug dealer in your home, constantly available to sell drugs to your family. Imagine if that drug dealer didn't care how old the customer was or if they had an illness or not. Imagine if that drug dealer was constantly sending them messages to buy this drug or that drug. As outrageous as this may seem, every home in the U.S. with Internet access has the potential for just such a roommate. A recent National Center On Addiction And Substance Abuse study demonstrates that this is exactly the situation we find ourselves in across the United States and Canada.

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