Types Of Alcoholism And Alcoholics

Types of Alcoholism

  • Abstainers

Drinkers who do not respond, who either do not enjoy or show an active dislike the taste and the effects of alcohol and therefore has no interest in repeating the experience.

Nondrinkers concerned, not only abstain but will seek to persuade or coerce others who share their abstention.

  • Social drinkers

hey drink with friends. Alcohol is part of their socialization process, they get drunk but only in rare occasions, this may occur only during a group activity, such as a wedding, party, etc.

  • Social Alcoholics

In comparison, often intoxicated, but retain certain control over their behavior. they often drink on a routine, take a some drinks after work before returning home. An alcoholic will find time for a social drink at least before dinner. It is likely that soon after he/she falls asleep. His drinking does not interfere in with social life or marriage or seriously interferes with their work.

  • Alcoholics

It is identified by its high dependence or addiction of alcohol and a cumulative of behaviors associated with drinking.

  • Etiology

It has no single etiology involved in its onset, multiple factors are the cause of alcoholism, there is not one only important factor but the relationship between all of them.

We consider the factors according to the agent, host and environment.

  • Agent

In this case it would be alcohol.

  • Guest

Biological factors, among these are of great importance to reveal the genetic mode of inheritance and the genetic relationship with alcohol. Alcoholism rates are higher than the general population. It was found in a study that 63% of relatives of a group of alcoholics were alcoholics. While in nonalcoholic families was 21%.

  • Individual and Psychological factors

there is no typical alcoholic personality pattern, some studies show certain features such as schizoid qualities (isolation, loneliness, shyness), depression, dependency, impulsivity, self-destructive and hostile sexual immaturity.

Family factors, here are included the influence of family on the individual’s psychological development, relationships between them and the sick member, producing consequences in the future to his sons, daughters and other close family members.

  • Environment

The educational factors involved can be enlisted in: creativity abstinence, authoritarianism, lack of communication between students, teachers. And an education system focused on content and not the student.

Social and cultural factors in our environment because alcohol is moderately permissive, since it accepts the consumption of alcohol in meetings but it is rejected wen taken in excess.