A Brief History of Alcohol Addiction

A Brief History of Alcohol Addiction

Since the beginning of recorded time, alcohol has been part of American culture, and abuse, misuse, and addiction quickly followed. The struggle humans have with alcohol predates modern memory. For centuries, societies have struggled to find the balance between social alcohol use (alcohol use in daily life) in problematic drinking. This ongoing struggle has defined…

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 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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What Is Alcoholism?

Many people can have one or two social drinks now and then without ever developing a drinking problem. Meanwhile, others struggle with addiction and the disease of alcoholism. This may prompt you to ask what is alcoholism and how does it differ from casual alcohol use? What Causes Alcoholism? Why is it that two people…

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Can Alcoholism Be Cured?

Can alcoholism be cured? This is a question that many family members and friends have when they learn that a loved one is dealing with an addiction to alcohol. Unfortunately, there’s no black or white answer to this question. To gain a better understanding, it’s important to know what the word “cure” means. What Does…

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Defining Substance Abuse Programs: What is Your Best Option?

Treating addiction is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. In fact, there are many different types of substance abuse programs available to patients at reputable drug rehab centers.Whether individuals are dealing with drug addictions, alcohol addictions, or a combination of the two, they can choose from several treatment options. By exploring the types of programs available, and…