Alcoholism is an issue that affects a person as well as the society at large. Despite me not being an alcoholic, I have had friends and relatives who have had to deal with the issue. Alcoholism is a personal issue; however, it also affects the society in many ways. The society is directly and indirectly affected by people who overindulge and constantly abuse alcohol. Furthermore, people become alcoholics because of personal as well as societal issues.
For example, a personal can become an alcoholic because of losing a close person; however, he can still become an alcoholic because of living in a society that has a poor economy which leads to frustration and depression. Alcoholism is a personal issue when it does not affect anyone else but the alcoholic; however, it becomes a social issue when it affects the society in various ways. The society becomes victim to alcoholism due to a number of reasons. For instance, many accidents are caused as a result of drunk driving. In addition, alcoholics can commit crimes such as theft in order to get money for drinking.
Alcoholism can be solved when alcoholics address their personal issues instead of avoiding them through drinking. In addition, they can also go to rehabilitation centers where they can get treatment and be counseled on ways of dealing with their issues and how to avoid drinking. Solving the issue from a personal perspective also helps in solving it from a societal level. Alcoholism from a social standpoint can be treated by creating awareness and sensitization about the issue and the negative effects that it has on society.