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
How to Admit You Are Struggling With Alcoholism 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
How Can I Help an Alcoholic Loved One in Denial? If a loved one is an alcoholic in denial about the fact of their disorder, it can present unique challenges to getting them help.
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
Many people pay too little attention to the environment in which they seek addiction treatment, other than ensuring it meets some minimums of comfort, safety, or confidentiality. However, surroundings during an addiction treatment episode can
By Elizabeth Ossip, LCSW, CAP, ICADC 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