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Among the many tragic aspects of alcoholism is that it doesn’t only affect the alcoholic. The disease extends its tentacles into the lives of all those who surround the addict until the entire family is ill. Years of living with an alcoholic can plunge the family, as well as close friends, into their own morass, […]

Alcoholism is a form of addiction that affects all aspects of the drinker’s life. When a person has a problem with alcohol addiction, the compulsion to drink becomes the most important thing in that person’s life. Many people who abuse alcohol or become addicted to it believe they aren’t hurting anyone but themselves. But alcohol […]

Alcohol abuse affects millions of American families. But alcoholism is not always the culprit. For every American alcoholic there are two or three problem drinkers who don’t meet the criteria for alcohol addiction but still experience significant life disruption as a result of their drinking habits.

Walk into the home of a seasoned alcoholic and you may notice dishes that haven’t been washed, stacks of newspapers, piles of dirty clothes and general disarray. The overflow of clutter, unopened mail and belongings suggests one of the conditions that have come into the public eye in recent years: hoarding.

Those who have experience with addiction—either their own or that of a loved one—will often comment that alcoholism is a slow suicide. What do they mean by this? Consistently and persistently overconsuming alcohol is certainly unhealthy, but can it really be compared to putting a gun to one’s head?

A new study has found that 29 percent of U.S. adults will have alcohol use disorder at some point in their lives. Drinking alcohol is the third-leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., leading to 88,000 deaths per year. The new study shines a spotlight on how common drinking problems are in the U.S., […]

Recent evidence from a U.S.-based study indicates that alcohol-consuming military veterans gain significant benefits from alcohol interventions specifically designed to address their unique, personal circumstances.