In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
Alcoholism, the continued, excessive, and usually uncontrollable use of alcoholic drinks , continues to have many devastating effects on today's society. Some of the devastating consequences of alcoholism include accidental injury or death resulting from drunk drivers, loss of employment, unstable, dysfunctional families, and health problems. Not only does alcohol harm the alcoholic, but it also has a negative impact on the family, causing extreme emotional pain and suffering. With continuous therapy the alcoholic and friends and family of the alcoholic can control the disease of alcoholism.
Siglow, Jamie. "Alcohol and its Effects on the Alcoholic as well as the Family." The Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research 2 (1999): 64-69. Web. [date of access]. <http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/ur/vol2/iss1/13>.