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For many people who consume alcohol, the line between moderate drinking and alcoholism isn’t always a clear one. This post aims to empower readers with the knowledge they need to identify alcoholism symptoms in themselves (...)


Adult children of alcoholics feel the effects of the abuse and neglect they experienced during their childhood years into adulthood. A child that grows up in an alcoholic home can experience trauma that causes them (...)


Alcohol abuse is a worldwide concern. It poses significant health risks and has far-reaching consequences for society as well as for individuals and their families. It’s crucial to recognize the physical signs of alcohol abuse (...)


Recovering from an addiction to alcohol, known as alcohol use disorder (AUD) or alcoholism, is a lifelong journey that takes dedication from the individual and support from those around them. Overcoming any addiction is more (...)


Alcoholism afflicts more than 14.5 million Americans, meaning they’ve developed a chemical dependency on alcohol. The first step in beating an alcohol addiction is detoxing from the substance, which means allowing all traces of alcohol (...)


Admitting that you’re struggling with alcoholism can be a distressing experience. As an alcoholic, you may be dealing with feelings of shame and embarrassment and even suffering from co-occurring mental health issues, which can make (...)


If a loved one is an alcoholic in denial about the fact of their disorder, it can present unique challenges to getting them help. Alcoholics will typically feel shame and other negative emotions as a (...)


According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, around 15.1 million adult Americans struggle with alcohol use disorder, but only around 6.7 percent of them seek treatment. Myths about alcohol rehab often cause (...)


You are not alone. Watching someone struggle with alcohol addiction can be heartbreaking, but many families and friends feel powerless against how alcohol controls their loved one’s life. You certainly don’t have to sit idly (...)


Co-occurring alcoholism and depression are one of the most common “dual diagnosis.” According to a report by NIAAA, “Alcohol-dependent respondents were 3.9 times more likely to have had major depressive disorder (27.9 percent) during the (...)


Even though it’s widely available and socially acceptable to drink, alcohol is still responsible for thousands of deaths and countless injuries every year. Moreover, although it’s addictive and dangerous, people continue to normalize alcohol consumption (...)


Through the years, so much of what is perceived to be manliness is derived from popular culture. Rugged, stoic, assertive, confident, sometimes even aggressive, and of course hard drinking: these are the attributes of a (...)

Addiction takes a toll on every aspect of your life, including your health, mental and physical wellbeing, relationships, employment, and even your finances. The economics of addiction aren’t overly complex, and the result of addiction (...)

Alcohol abuse and addiction take a toll on physical health and wellbeing. Most notably, alcohol can prevent the body from absorbing nutrients leading to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. When individuals are in the active phases (...)

Addiction problems are often shrouded in secrecy. It’s a common misconception that it’s “easy” to spot those struggling with substance abuse. Most addicts become adept at hiding the side effects of drug or alcohol use (...)

The death of a loved one or other type of personal loss is complicated to deal with at the best of times, but grief can be almost unbearable for people who are also struggling to (...)


Recovery from alcohol abuse is a personal and highly individualized experience, which means there is no definitive timeline for healing and recovery. Factors that affect an alcohol recovery timeline include the length of time a (...)

Recovery from alcohol abuse is a personal and highly individualized experience, which means there is no definitive timeline for healing and recovery. Factors that affect an alcohol recovery timeline include the length of time a (...)

If you or a loved one has a drinking problem, you are not alone. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCAD) states that one in every 12 adults in the United States suffers (...)


Whether it sees it in yourself or a loved one, noticing the signs of alcohol addiction can be tricky. The line between drinking socially and having a drinking problem can be blurred sometimes, but several (...)

Does health insurance cover rehab costs? That depends, but if you have an active insurance policy, your treatment is most likely covered. Find if you’re insured for rehab costs by clicking here for a no-cost, (...)