Alcoholism risk factors
There are different risk factors for having propensity or addiction to alcoholism. The main factors that can affect a person’s ability to resist alcohol dependence are: a family history of alcohol abuse, preexisting mental condition. For those who have a family history of alcohol abuse, the problem really exists.
Other factors that may be crucial for a person include:
- Early drinking habit – if you start drinking in the age younger than 15
- Regular drinking of more than 1-2 drinks
- Drinking to cope with persisting stresses
- Having depression, anxiety or fears
- Childhood abuse of alcohol
- Having family or relationship problems, including death of a close person
- Smoking cigarettes or taking illegal drugs
- Being a man – males have more risks to abuse than females
If anything from this list applies to you, be careful with alcohol consumption.