Category: Alcoholism

An addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency.

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Why Are People Alcoholics?

In recent years, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reported shocking amounts of Americans living with some form of addiction to this drug. A 2005 survey reported 15.1 million adults (defined as over the age of 18, not…

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How Long Does Alcohol Recovery Take?

The health issues associated with alcoholism paint a bleak future for alcoholics. Chronic heavy drinking doesn’t just cause cirrhosis of the liver and seizures. It can also cause dementia, cardiovascular disease, and several forms of cancer. People considering recovery often…

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5 Health Risks of Alcohol Dependency

The Centers for Disease Control once cataloged 54 ways that alcohol can kill you. The truth is, that while alcohol is legal and enjoyed by millions of people around the world. for the people who develop alcohol dependency, it can…

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5 Tips for Overcoming Alcoholism at Home

Being dependent on alcohol can bring down your life. What begins as a social activity or a way to enjoy yourself from time to time can spiral out of control. If alcohol has caused a strain on your relationships or…

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…And Another Reason to Stay Sober

   Sadly — and, of course, this is my opinion only and therefore right — newcomers in any 12-step program can be so inundated with “how to stay clean and sober” messages, they miss all the good stuff. And so,…

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The Warning Signs of an Alcohol Problem

Even if a problem came with huge warning signs, it probably still wouldn’t be a deterrent to some people intent on drinking alcohol. The trouble with warning signs is that people will continue doing what they want to do, despite…

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