getting help for alcohol addiction

27 07, 2017

31 Signs You’re a Functional Alcoholic

2019-02-15T22:52:33+00:00July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Being a functional alcoholic carries with it an ability to participate in the activities of everyday life. A family, a job, and a strong network of friends are all common among this type of alcoholism. But don’t be fooled – functional alcoholism can end up being just as dangerous to your health as any other type. What Is Functional Alcoholism? [...]

27 06, 2017

Profile of a Functional Alcoholic

2019-02-15T23:32:11+00:00June 27th, 2017|0 Comments

“I would rather go through life sober, believing I am an alcoholic, than go through life drunk, trying to convince myself that I am not.” ~ Anonymous Creating an accurate profile of a functional alcoholic is easier said than done for two reasons. First, it can be very difficult to identify high-functioning alcoholics. The truth is, functioning alcoholics are very [...]

21 06, 2017

Top 10 Alcoholism Symptoms

2019-02-15T23:40:08+00:00June 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Alcohol abuse and dependence does not look the same in every case, but there are alcoholism symptoms to look for if you think that the substance has become a problem in your life. These symptoms are behavioral, physical and even psychological. Not everyone will exhibit all ten of the signs of alcohol use disorder outlined here. However, understanding alcoholism facts [...]

9 06, 2017

The Stages of Alcoholism Explained

2019-02-15T23:54:26+00:00June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

“Because alcohol is encouraged by our culture, we get the idea that it isn’t dangerous. However, alcohol is the most potent and most toxic of the legal psychoactive drugs.” ~ Beverly A. Potter & Sebastian Orfali The Stages of Alcoholism Explained In this post, we turn to a topic that is not often covered: explaining the various stages of [...]

21 05, 2017

Five Different Types of Alcoholics – Defined

2019-02-16T03:39:18+00:00May 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Five Different Types of Alcoholics – Defined Alcoholics – The Five Subtypes The alcoholic definition was once grouped in as one type and considered a single condition. Before there was a classification of types, alcoholics were all treated the same. Professionals in the medical field and scientists alike have since found that there are many variables involved. The National [...]

15 03, 2017

How Alcohol Affects the Brain

2019-02-16T23:05:26+00:00March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

How does alcohol affect the brain? This is a great question that you probably don’t know the answer to. You know that when you drink too much, you end up getting drunk, but why? What is it that it does in the brain that causes this to happen? It’s important to know the effects of alcohol on the brain, [...]

1 02, 2017

6 Signs Alcohol is a Problem in Your Life

2019-02-17T02:57:11+00:00February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Alcoholism is one of the most difficult forms of substance abuse to detect reliably, simply because people aren’t quite sure where the boundary is between recreational drinking and problem drinking. Illicit drug use is a major problem, but most of the time if someone sees illicit drug use, they immediately recognize it as a problem, regardless of the circumstances or [...]

17 01, 2017

“I’m an Alcoholic, and It’s Okay to Need Help” – Breaking Down the Addiction Stigma

2019-02-17T03:42:43+00:00January 17th, 2017|0 Comments

It's a common response to a common problem: someone admits they have a problem with drugs or alcohol, and outcome the judgment sticks. Immediately, the addict undergoes a thorough character assassination by people who don't even understand what addiction is – and isn't. Sometimes even a recovered addict gets the cold shoulder for admitting they once had a problem, but [...]

8 01, 2017

How Strong is the Connection Between Genes and Alcoholism?

2019-02-17T17:36:44+00:00January 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Alcohol is one of the most dangerous drugs available due to its legality and ease of availability. A study from the World Health Organization revealed that more than 3 million people die from alcohol-related deaths every year. With the amount of yearly deaths almost equivalent to the population of Connecticut, the necessity of research on alcohol dependence and alcoholism is [...]

26 11, 2016

Craig Ferguson – Back from the Edge of Alcoholism

2019-02-18T00:05:21+00:00November 26th, 2016|0 Comments

“Alcohol ruined me financially and morally, broke my heart and the hearts of too many others. Even though it did this to me and it almost killed me and I haven't touched a drop of it in 17 years, sometimes I wonder if I could get away with drinking now. I totally subscribe to the notion that alcoholism is a [...]