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Alcohol Abuse

We May Have Found the Pathway for Alcoholism

Posted on February 20, 2019

Alcoholism is a curious phenomenon. In the US, about 70 percent of people drink at least occasionally, more than half have had a drink in the past month, and more than a quarter have engaged in binge drinking in the past month. Despite drinking being so common, only about 10 to 15 percent will develop… Read On »

Alcohol Awareness Month Is Coming

Posted on February 5, 2019

Alcohol Awareness Month was founded in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, or NCADD. The purpose of Alcohol Awareness Month is to reduce the stigma associated with alcohol use disorder and spread information about alcohol, alcohol use disorder, and recovery. It’s especially important that people be aware that alcohol use disorder… Read On »

What is Alcoholism?

Posted on February 24, 2015

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States: 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from an alcohol use disorder or dependence. Every year, several million more drink heavily. Not all binge drinkers become alcoholics, but it is a risk factor. Alcoholism is a primary chronic disease of… Read On »