Causes of Alcoholism

The usage of alcohol is very common in many societies. If someone is over the age of 18 or in some countries 21, alcohol can easily be reachable for it is legal. However, the common usage of alcohol brings out a very dangerous addiction problem which is also called as alcoholism. If a person is unable to control his/her desire to drink alcohol, then alcoholism is present within that person.(“Alcohol Addiction”, n.d.) There are mainly three subjects that cause people to become addicted to alcohol: having a mental health problem, experiencing traumatic events, and being negatively influenced by social environment.        
First of all, suffering from a mental health problem leads people to start using alcohol, which consequently become an addiction. Alcohol increases the level of dopamine, a hormone that is involved in many functions that are essential for survival of the organism, such as motricity, attentiveness and motivation(“how drugs affect neurotransmitters”, n.d.). For a person who is going through a depression, experiencing such pleasure with just a drink seems like a miracle. It is also the same get away reason for people who experience anxiety problems. For instance if a person is feeling anxious, a drink or two help to get rid of the stress. Therefore, alcohol looks like a hero for those people but eventually that become addicted.
Secondly, people may become addicted to alcohol after being through some traumatic events. The most serious trauma that impact people’s lives are divorce of parents, death of a loved one, past physical abuse or past sexual abuse. Especially teens are more likely to be affected by the pain they have. It is known that teenagers are often unwilling to turn to adults for help and step by step they make their ways over to being an alcoholic. People may use alcohol to block the pain in the life(“Alcohol addiction causes”, n.d.). As mentioned before, alcohol changes some hormones which affect emotions and it makes people feel good...