According to a national survey, about 14.1 million adults had alcohol use disorder in 2019.1 Despite how common the disease is and the havoc it wreaks on people’s lives, alcoholism is a treatable disorder. With the right kind of support and treatment, people of all backgrounds recover from alcohol use disorder.
Tag: Alcohol Abuse
According to a recent analysis of survey data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), military members drink more than workers in any other job.1 These results aren’t all that surprising, as the evidence reports what has already been known for years: the military culture is one of alcohol abuse and members struggling with alcohol use disorder is nothing new.
A recent study published in JAMA Network Open in September of 2020 shows alcohol consumption among Americans (and particularly women) has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.1 This suggests more people may be turning to alcohol to cope with the lingering effects of the pandemic, such as job loss, mental health problems, and stress.
Partners of alcoholics may be more likely to become alcoholics themselves, although there are many complex factors involved. Due to the likelihood of extreme emotional problems, social isolation, health issues, financial difficulties and more, people with alcoholic spouses or partners may choose to self-medicate with alcohol to cope. Challenges of Having an Alcoholic Spouse or […]
Jody Lamb is a Michigan personal growth author, blogger, and adult child of an alcoholic (ACoA). She has spent the last ten years healing from the trauma and neglect she experienced as a child. Her most recent book, “7 Things That Change Everything” addresses the challenges of living as an ACoA and is designed to […]
In 2017, about 20 million people ages 12 or over had a substance use disorder in the past year and nearly 15 million of these people struggle with alcohol use disorder.1 While addiction takes a heavy toll on the user, leading to serious physical and psychological problems, substance abuse can be just as hard on […]
Updated on July 8th, 2020 Alcoholism (commonly referred to as alcohol use disorder or AUD1) is a disease that develops gradually over time, slowly taking over a person’s life and affecting nearly every aspect of it, from the person’s physical health to their finances, relationships, and mental health.
Smoking vaporized alcohol is a dangerous practice that involves the over consumption and abuse of alcohol in a non-traditional way. Adolescents, college students, and adults of all ages are trying this method of alcohol consumption for a variety of different reasons, and this is just one of many dangerous alcohol trends.
James Frazer struggled with feelings of abandonment, low self-esteem, and social rejection early in life. In his mind, everyone else had it better than he did, and his lot in life was just never going to be as good as everyone else’s. His parents divorced at a very young age and his mother sent him […]
From the outside looking in, Kali Warnock’s life as a kid was picture-perfect. Her parents were both very involved in her life, she excelled at sports and loved playing them, and she was the ideal preacher’s kid at her church. But behind the facade, things were very different.