Alcohol abuse is caused by several factors occurring simultaneously in a patient's life,
according to one expert.
Up to three main issues in a person's life can combine to create "the
perfect storm" that tips them over the edge from being a heavy drinker to
suffering from alcohol abuse, said Adrianna Irvine, a psychotherapist who
specialises in addiction, anxiety and depression.
She believes that a person can be predisposed to the condition because of
their genetic constitution and although it is a major contributing factor that
causes alcoholism, it does not necessarily guarantee it.
Alcohol abuse in some patients can also be triggered by their upbringing and
any traumas they may have faced, said Ms Irvine.
"Each and every one of those things doesn't really contribute much [on
their own], it's down to each individual," she added.
Alcohol Concern is currently hosting its Alcohol
Awareness Week to promote understanding about the issues involved with the
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Private alcohol treatment news: 20 November 2011