woman driving holder her head from drinking and driving consequences

The Implications of Drinking and Driving

Drinking and driving is a mistake more than 4 million adults make on occasion, according to NBC news. This number translates into a staggering 121 million times a year that someone is driving on the road when they shouldn’t be. Drunk driving results in almost 30 deaths per day as reported by the National Highway…

Five Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic: Is Your Loved One Struggling?

Did you know that nearly 20 percent of all alcoholics in America are considered high functioning? In other words, they don’t fit the typical stereotype you may envision when you think of someone who suffers from alcohol use disorder. Rather, a high-functioning alcoholic is typically successful. Signs of a functioning alcoholic may be difficult to notice…

How Much Do You Think You Drink?

In a recent study, Claire Garnett and her colleagues at University College London and King’s College London found that people tend to underestimate the amount they drink, especially if they’re young, male, white and unemployed. Close to 50 percent of the people who participated in a survey were found to underestimate the amount they drank…

Is There a Really Addictive Personality?

We have all heard that some people are prone to addiction, and there seem to be plenty of real-world examples to illustrate the truth of this adage. But is it accurate to say that someone who has suffered through multiple addictions has a really addictive personality? Or is this an overly simplistic explanation for a…