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Socio-psychological factors that contribute to alcohol use and the development of alcoholism

More, it seems to us, it should focus on the traditions and customs related to alcohol consumption, since social factors influence the depth and dynamics of alcoholism and alcohol abuse, not directly, but refracted through existing in society. Today these traditions are extremely diverse, and it would be wrong to consider them only as a legacy of the past. This is a simplification. Obviously, in modern society are the factors that support the traditions associated with the admission of alcohol. Moreover, new alcoholic traditions.
It is clear that alcohol traditions exist in so far as they are able to meet the needs of socio-psychological nature.
For example, what is a tradition of alcohol use in situations of personal contact? Although the modern life and increases the number of contacts that most of these contacts surface, fleeting and not able to satisfy the need for communication that is based on the self-assertion and self-expression, receipt of social approval.
A special role is the emotional side of the contact communicating. But to make contact is not easy, if met people with diverse, if you want to overcome shyness, embarrassment, etc., and here alcohol often able to "facilitate" the process of communication, [rastormozit], emotionally and unleash the person and to identify its attitude, to help reduce the distance between interlocutors, mute the differences between them. It should be borne in mind that the quality of discourse within intoxication, its intellectual saturation, as a rule, fall. And though people communicating in intoxication may have on this account the opposite opinion, yet their subjective impression of the richness of the conversation is based primarily on emotional contact and empathy.
Whether people can communicate without alcohol? Of course you can. Whether they are able to establish sober deep emotional contact? Of course, capable of. However, for proper communication need a certain level of personal organization, proficiency in basic methods of psychic self-regulation (including the skill "customize" on the interlocutor). In other words, the organization of full-fledged communication requires certain efforts from both sides. The requirement is perfectly acceptable and feasible.
How in this case to consider the communication on the background of alcohol? As lightweight, but logically poor communications. As a rule, in this case, the partners take the path of least resistance. Emotional contact is achieved more quickly and without much effort. Ultimately, the communication on the background of alcohol turns into a high price. The increase in the experience of this type of communication leads to a kind of atrophy skills normal interaction, and attempts to make contact without alcohol over time find its failure will cause dissatisfaction. The circle narrowed on persons who prefer alcohol is another pastime. This trend may lead to the formation of drunkenness and alcoholism.
This way you can analyze and other traditions related to alcohol use. Within each of them you can find four main points. First, objectively it can be done and without alcohol. Second: there is a perception that alcohol in some respect "useful," while facilitates individual psychological or psychosocial functioning of the individual. Third: when playing the traditions of the individual loses its independence from alcohol, narrows their adaptive capacity. Fourth: when playing tradition, it loses its original content and becomes for the individual in the reason for the repeated use of alcohol.
The perceived stability of alcoholic traditions and practices directed against them direct administrative influence. Apparently, this is largely due to the fact that condemning, prohibiting effects do not carry a constructive element. Like alcohol exposure hardly contribute to the displacement of alcohol, because it does not offer effective soft way of doing those socio-psychological and individual psychological features, which is a perversion of it helps to carry out the alcohol.