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 Rehab Centers Help Alcoholics

Everybody has different needs to consider when it comes to treating alcohol use disorders and addiction. Both can be diagnosed by examining whether an individual’s alcohol use pattern is problematic and causes significant distress and difficulties with their daily activities. Substance use disorders can range from mild to severe, depending on the symptoms one is…

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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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What Happens if a Pregnant Woman Drinks?

Years of research have shown that the use of substances, including tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, or the misuse of prescribed medications by pregnant women can have severe adverse impacts on infants. The reason for these impacts is that so many of these substances pass through the placenta. Therefore, when a pregnant woman does drugs during…

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When Is Alcoholism A Problem?

When people refer to someone as “having an alcohol problem,” it does not necessarily mean they are an alcoholic. Problems with alcohol can range from occasionally drinking to harmful levels (also known as binge drinking) to alcohol dependence and alcoholism. One does not have to exhibit all the symptoms of an alcohol use disorder, as…

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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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Loving an Alcoholic

An alcoholic’s dependency and addiction do not only impact the individual but the entire family. Typically, a household faced with an alcoholic’s troubles experiences a family illness rather than simply a person’s challenges. Loving an alcoholic is difficult and it can be heartbreaking to watch a loved one battle with their addiction, falling into a…