Alcohol Addiction as a Learned Behavior

Alcohol addiction is a disease that affects the biochemistry and function of the brain adversely due to its depressants effects. Impaired judgment, memory and eventual dependence and addiction are some of the severe effects. This addiction is learned through a behaviorism paradigm where alcohol acts as external stimuli. The brain responds in a neuroadaptation response and the individual gets into chronic alcohol use as a means of satisfying the stimulated urge and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. At this level, the individual is best termed as an alcohol addict.

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