Alcoholism as a Public Health Hazard

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Alcoholism as a Public Health Hazard
Introduction
Alcoholism is a chronic condition with a remitting and relapsing nature that is considered a public health hazard. Alcoholism has a negative impact on the individual involved, the family and the society. The use of alcoholism has a tremendous effect on society and according to the World Health Organization there are about 2 billion alcohol users in the world. It is considered a public health hazard because of the effects of alcohol impairment on the entire community from drunk driving, violence and homicide as well as the economic burden of alcoholism on society. According to To (2007), the cost of alcoholism is $187 million dollars annually. Alcoholism has become entrenched in our society...
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