7 Things You May Not Know About Alcoholism

7 Things You May Not Know About Alcoholism

The published statistics on alcohol use and abuse are sometimes frightening. Drinking, binge drinking, and alcohol abuse are prevalent across all demographics and, unfortunately, almost all age groups in the United States. According to data provided by the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), almost eighty-six percent of people over the age…

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How Substance Abuse Affects the Elderly

We tend to associate drug use with children, teenagers and sexy young singles who are busy doing whatever they want. However, drug use, has no age limit. The idea that there’s an upper level age that someone stops being tempted by or using any kind of drug, whether it be alcohol or marijuana or Oxycontin…

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Trying to Thrive After Alcohol

Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance throughout the world. Alcohol does not see color, religion, gender, or sexual preference. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control, more than 88,000 people die every year from alcohol-related deaths. To date, alcohol continues to be one of the nation’s most preventative causes of death second…

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Alcohol Use and COVID-19

It has been several months now since we first heard the terms coronavirus, novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Since then, COVID-19 has become the main topic of conversation, virtually everywhere we turn. The overwhelming majority of news and social media platforms seem to cover or discuss little else. As more positive cases develop across the United…

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How to Thrive After Alcohol Dependence

There are many different substances that can be abused or used to such excess that addiction becomes a problem. Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in the world. Alcoholism indiscriminately affects people from all walks of life, career fields, income brackets, and genders. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 88,000 people…

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Alcohol: When Does Use Become Abuse?

Alcoholism may have faded from public view in recent years due to the rise of the opioid crisis, but it remains a public health concern. As we’ll see, problematic alcohol consumption changes brain function, just like many so-called hard drugs do. This can leave susceptible individuals at risk of developing dependence. Once that happens, these…

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Alcohol Abuse: 10 Things You Might Not Recognize

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, “[In 2015], 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older had [alcohol use disorder]. This included 9.8 million men and 5.3 million women….623,000 adolescents ages 12-17 had AUD.” Alcohol abuse in the United States has become much more widespread than many people realize, and the statistics…