Category: Alcohol Addiction

5 Ways We Enable Addiction in Our Loved Ones

Friends and family members often struggle to understand and help loved ones with untreated substance abuse disorders.  People react differently in this kind of situation. Some react in anger, turning their backs, placing blame, and unwittingly adding to the problem. Others are in denial: because their loved ones don’t necessarily fit into the mental image […]

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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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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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