Outline - Alcoholism and Heavy Drinking
by mcrete on February 1, 2016 - 9:40pm
The topic of the essay will be heavy drinking and alcoholism. The paper will focus on alcoholism in Canada in particular, where it affected over 5 million people in 2012. Many Canadians suffer from this social issue, some struggle over long periods of time. The essay analytical of alcoholism, since comparison will not be used.
Understanding the causes of alcoholism and heavy drinking will be the first part of the essay. The second part of the essay will be concerning the damaging consequences of alcoholism among Canadians. Finally, the essay will analyze the possible solutions to this problem.
The paper will also determine which diseases, health problems and other complications are linked with heavy drinking. I chose this subject because it is a problem that many people around the world face and hurts the whole family. An addiction to alcohol in a family becomes the family’s main concern (Peter W. Choate, p.462). I also chose this topic because I would like to understand it better than I do now.
B. Areas of Interest
- Who is more vulnerable to heavy drinking and alcoholism? (Sociology)
- Why do some people are addicted to alcohol? (Psychology)
C. What groups of people
The text will focus on Canadians mainly for statistics and health consequences. However, the causes of alcoholism are usually universal.
I will concentrate on what pushes an individual towards alcoholism, as well as its consequences on society.
I will also focus on all age groups, males and females that are affected by alcoholism.
Heavy drinking, by age group and sex (number of persons) (17th of May 2015). Retrieved from
Choate, Peter W. (2015). Adolescent alcoholism and drug addiction: the experience of parents. Behavioral Sciences, 5, 461-476. Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.champlaincollege.qc.ca/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=2610358a-06b8-464a-bddb-6864f4a71e1a%40sessionmgr4004&vid=10&hid=4101