Drinking, like smoking, is a common and deeply entrenched part of our culture today. It can be impossible for people who struggle with addiction to ignore something that is everywhere, cheap, and socially acceptable. Even though alcohol-related deaths like car accidents and domestic violence continue to climb in the United States, it can still be…
Some people love the camaraderie that AA offers and believe that their long-term sobriety depends on going to AA meetings for the rest of their life. Other people find AA meetings depressing or monotonous, and the thought of having to go to meetings forever is horrifying.
For individuals struggling with substance use disorder, an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it can be challenging to find the right facility to provide the right support to heal. Addiction treatment requires a level of trust between clients and treatment professionals, whether they are counselors, therapists, or medical professionals. When this relationship is disrupted, individuals…
Alcohol abuse is still the biggest killer when it comes to addiction and drug abuse Excessive alcohol consumption, or alcohol abuse disorder, (AUD) causes more than 95,000 deaths each year, …
A new study out of the University of Chicago Medicine suggests that young adults who experience the highest sensitivity to alcohol’s pleasurable effects are the most likely to develop an alcohol use disorder over time.
The causes of alcoholism—or, alcohol use disorder (AUD), as it is now more commonly known—are complicated. Numerous risk factors have been identified as potential causes, but none of them work on a one-size-fits-all category applicable to each distinctive case of AUD.
Addiction treatment specialists and researchers are concerned that the global COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdowns will lead to a surge in alcoholism and drug addiction. Early indications suggest that such concerns may not be unfounded, but at least one population cohort appears to be reducing the risk of alcohol use disorder (AUD).
Alcoholism affects various age populations differently, in part, because they have different behaviors. For example, college students experience different consequences than older citizens, especially those at retirement age or beyond.
Resolutions Don’t Work on Alcohol Addiction. This idea of a “clean slate” has appealed to us for thousands of years, but even though it can work for some situations, it takes a lot more than a New Year’s resolution to break an alcohol addiction.
In a long-term treatment program, safety concerns are greatly reduced when all residents and staff have been tested for COVID-19 and individuals are tested and must be negative before they are admitted into the program.