What Causes Alcoholism?

What Causes Alcoholism?

Some people are social drinkers. Some people spend their youth drinking heavily or over-indulge during a stressful time. Then they decide to stop or reduce their drinking and can do so quite easily. Others find moderating their drinking almost impossible. The dangers of alcoholism are well-known, so why do some people become alcoholics while others…

Can you go to rehab for alcohol

Can You Go to Rehab For Alcohol?

Alcohol abuse contributes to over 3 million deaths worldwide every year. In the United States alone, alcohol abuse disorder affects nearly 15 million people over the age of 12. If you find yourself part of this group, it can be hard to find a path to recovery on your own. Like many others, you may…

How alcoholism damages the liver

How Alcoholism Permanently Damages the Liver

Learning that you have alcoholic liver disease can be a wake-up call to make some life changes. Unfortunately, for many alcoholics, learning about alcohol-related liver damage may come after seriously harming it. This guide reviews whether you can heal from this diagnosis and the first steps you can take toward recovery. Alcohol’s Long-Term Effects on…

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Its Causes and Effects

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a serious condition that can impact an individual their entire life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that between 800 and 8,000 babies are born with FAS annually in the United States. However, that number jumps to 40,000 per year for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). But…

Medications that Prevent alcohol abuse

5 Medications That Prevent Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism isn’t a new issue. There are written references to the dangers of abusing alcohol going back to the times of Ancient Greece, and since there’s evidence of fermented beverages even further back than that, it’s safe to say that for as long as humans have been brewing, there have been people who have struggled…

Principles that Define AA

The Principles That Define AA

Alcoholism affects millions of people each year and can have detrimental consequences if left untreated. Walking the road to recovery takes time and effort. There is no easy solution, but committing to the 12 AA Principles and 12 Steps can give you a solid path to begin the journey to sobriety. Keep reading to learn…