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Art Therapy with Alcoholic Families

Alcoholism has been defined as a person's experiencing significant impairment that is directly associated with the consumption of alcohol. The impairment may involve psychological, physical, or social dysfunction. Alcoholism is characterized by a loss of control over one's drinking that results in problems in job, school, financial affairs, relationships with family and friends, and/or physical health. The alcoholic continues to drink despite the fact that he or she recognizes the existence of a problem that is caused or exacerbated by the drinking or is aware of the danger of alcohol use in situations that may be physically hazardous (such as when driving or when operating equipment).