Alcohol Abuse Problems: Rates, Effects & Treatment


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Steven has trouble regulating his alcohol consumption at parties, and his friends and family have begun to notice he drinks too much. Steven would be described as a _____.

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1. The psychological theory of alcoholism focuses on the idea that drinking _____.

2. The biopsychosocial theory combines psychological and social theory. The 'bio' aspect adds what to the other two theories?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of theories of alcohol abuse, the effects of alcohol on the body and possible treatment options for this addiction.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The ability to identify the type of drinker who has trouble regulating his or her alcohol intake
  • How the psychological theory of alcoholism perceives drinking
  • The biopsychosocial theory of alcohol abuse
  • Where alcohol is metabolized
  • Possible results of severe alcohol withdrawal

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about alcoholism in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding addiction theories and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the aspects of treatment
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about alcoholism as a disease

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Alcohol Abuse Problems: Rates, Effects & Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define alcoholic and alcoholism
  • Identify social and problem drinking
  • Detail addiction theories relating to alcohol abuse
  • Describe the effects of alcohol on the body
  • Discuss physical and counseling treatment options for alcoholics