Category: Alcohol Addiction

Enabling addict
5 Ways We Enable Addiction in Our Loved Ones

It’s a difficult line to walk, yet hundreds of thousands of people do it everyday: friends, family members and loved ones struggle to understand and help those of us with untreated substance abuse disorders. Unfortunately, due to under-education of the masses, most people don’t know the first thing about properly handling a loved one’s addiction; most […]

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Blackout drinking
Dangers of Blackout Drinking

Alcohol: the most legal addictive substance in the United States. Each year, hundreds of thousands of lives are lost either to alcohol-related accidents or disease. Beyond that, lives, families, and communities are ruined due to the consequences of alcohol abuse. Yet somehow, we continue to blindly believe that alcohol is safe and we are above the dangers. […]

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Functional alcoholic
Recognizing the Signs of Functional Alcoholism

Functional alcoholism can be difficult to spot. By definition, functional alcoholism is when someone appears as any non-alcoholic would, despite having a habit of abusing alcohol. They are called “functional” or “high-functioning” alcoholics because they appear to have normally proceeding lives that may even contain great jobs, friends and family relationships. April is alcohol awareness […]

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