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Life as an ACoA

Navigating life as an Adult Child of an Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Family (ACoA) is challenging, to say the least. Having been conditioned to comply in order to diffuse turbulent situations caused by the adults that were supposed to protect you has turned you into someone who neglects yourself while helping others and someone who is known to…

Girl suffering from teen alcohol abuse

How Teen Alcohol Abuse Starts

Teen alcohol abuse is one of the fastest-growing problems in the United States. Researchers suggest that out of all of the drugs available to teens, alcohol remains the biggest problem. Despite the obvious issues, the question remains: what causes teen alcohol abuse? What Is Teen Alcohol Abuse? Before people can understand what causes teen alcohol…

Husband struggles with loving an alcoholic wife

Loving an Alcoholic

Alcoholism is a powerful disease that can destroy lives. The disease can take a serious toll on the abuser, especially when he or she is a long time user. The aspect of alcoholism that many people overlook, however, is the effect that it can have on friends and loved ones. If your spouse is an…

Wife wonders 'is my husband an alcoholic?'

Is My Husband an Alcoholic?

If your husband drinks in excess, then you might wonder, “Is my husband an alcoholic?” In order to reveal the answer to this question, you need to ask the following things. Each of them can help you determine whether you’re married to an alcoholic. Has Alcohol become a Significant Problem in Your Relationship? One of…

Man holding a glass of alcohol wonders how to stop drinking

How to Stop Drinking

If quitting alcohol were easy, you’d probably have done it by now. In fact, an alcohol use disorder is a chronic disease. Although there isn’t a cure, you can learn how to stop drinking with treatment. How do you get started? Understanding What a Dependence on Alcohol Looks Like There’s a difference between alcohol abuse…