For thousands of years, man has been producing and consuming alcoholic beverages. Archaeological expeditions have found artifacts that showed that ancient civilizations in Egypt and Greece had their own fermentation processes. Egyptians and Greeks used these beverages for religious and medicinal purposes.
Alcohol played a huge part in the social interaction between ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Alcohol was served at feasts, thereby enhancing celebrations.
However, even in ancient times, overconsumption was deemed unfavorable and dangerous. Scholars like Plato and Hippocrates wrote texts on how important it is to control alcohol drinking. One of their recommendations even cited that children should not be allowed to consume these beverages.
Drinking alcoholic beverages was considered a part of civilized society and was encouraged, but getting drunk certainly was not.
In modern times, there have been numerous attempts to control the consumption of alcohol. The US Prohibition in 1920 sought to control inebriation by banning the production, importation, and sale of alcoholic drinks. However, people still found ways to get a drink.
Countries all over the world have laws that limit access to alcohol. Sadly, these have not stopped the growing number of underage drinkers, which eventually results in alcohol use disorders.
Alcoholism is a serious health and social problem that needs special attention. Alcohol-related incidents claim the lives of nearly 100,000 Americans each year. This audiobook is about alcoholism. It defines what this disorder is and discusses the causes and symptoms. It also contains helpful information on how to address the problem and successfully quit drinking.
What you will learn in this guide:
- Alcoholism explained
- The effects of alcohol on the body
- How to quit drinking