Discussion 6 – Alcohol and Tobacco Use
For the past 2 decades or so, researchers have viewed alcoholism from a “biomedical” point of view. Many researchers thought that it was only a matter of time before a gene for alcoholism would be found. Recently, many researchers have agreed that biology plays a role in addiction but suggest that biology is only one factor in the development of alcoholism. Based on what we know to date, discuss factors associated with alcoholism. Then, determine which factors programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous address in its 12 steps to recovery. Based on your findings, do you think the 12-step program is an effective method for alcoholism treatment?