Critical Issues in Business: Alcoholism
Alcoholism is one of the most critical issues in almost every society at the moment. It is the most severe form of alcohol abuse and involves the inability of the person using/drinks alcohol to manage his/her drinking habits. The concept of alcoholism commonly refers to as alcohol use disorder in which an alcohol user is involved in abnormal alcohol use. The disorder of alcohol use is mainly organized into three (3) different groups/categories which are mild, moderate, and severe. All of these categories have different symptoms as well as have different effects on the alcohol users and the society and community. The individuals involved in alcoholism or alcohol use fail to perform or function normally and properly. Hence, this leads to different issues such as it impacts personal matters of the users, professional goals, life associations or relationships, overall health and physical condition (Sudhinaraset, Wigglesworth, & Takeuchi, P.P. 41-43). While putting huge effects on the society and community that then requires critical strategies and ways to improve when it becomes a social issue. In addition to it, alcoholism is one of the common social issues around the world.
In order to recognize Alcoholism, it would be better to understand its nature, its impacts on individuals, societies, and states, as well as cover current events, significance, and community’s opinion(s) about it.
All around the globe, the issue called alcoholism can be seen with a strong and huge presence among communities. According to the research findings of (Sudhinaraset, Wigglesworth, & Takeuchi, P.P. 41-43), alcoholism currently accounts for more than 3 billion deaths each year or lead to cause 6 percent of all deaths around the world. The inverse and hugely critical effects of alcoholism or alcohol use disorder are almost worst for both the person and the entire community or society. The effects of this social issue are so worst because its effects range from the health risk of the alcohol user to his social association such as friends and family relations.
Alcohol use differs from gender to gender and culture. Around the globe, males use more alcohol compared to females, and females highly developed regions/countries use higher than females in emerging states. Alcohol usage could be allied with several influences ranges from individual-level to entire community characteristics. On the level of community, new researches have recognized a strong association amongst community factors and healthiness.
There many things that have relations with alcoholism as well as put effects on it. Based on this, alcohol deals, sales, and advertising are much planned, individuals have access to an extensive range of alcohol and liquor commercials, specifically in the US as Media publicity supports and impact social norms around alcohol by marketing, advertisement, and product engagements, etc. In this case, most of the opinions of people and communities around the world state that that alcohol commercials particularly affected younger adolescents’ propensity to consume alcohol. As well as convey that the most critical causes of alcoholism include natural habits, social and environmental forces/factors, and one's psychological factors. It means that both (individual and society) play a role in causing alcoholism (Ewing, P.P. 1905). The issue of alcoholism can be improved if states perform their roles as well as the individual works to improve drink habits, avoid some badly affecting drinks, and set a drinking limit and decrease with time.
In terms of the effects of alcoholism on the economy, the concept of alcoholism gets both positive and negative sides. It means that the effects of alcoholism on economy and business may be positive as it leads to increase revenues of some particular businesses in case of selling alcohol products (Ewing, P.P. 1905).
The different laws and regulations that affect alcoholism mainly include the establishment of legal age for drinking alcohol to limit alcoholism up to an extent.
What are the main causes that you think lead alcoholism to critical brain disease?
What can be the critical impacts of alcoholism on the user and society beyond his/her health and social relations?
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Sudhinaraset, M., Wigglesworth, C., & Takeuchi, D. T. (2016). "Social and Cultural Contexts of Alcohol Use: Influences in a Social-Ecological Framework". Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 38(1), 35–45.
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