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Women: Overcoming Your Alcohol Abuse, Dependence or Addiction by Ellice Campbell Posted Wed 13 Feb 2013 9:04am Women Against Alcohol Abuse. (Photo credit: Martin Barber) As with everything, women face unique issues when it comes to alcohol abuse, dependence and addiction . What do women need to keep in mind to overcome these issues? Read on to find out. Recognize the Issue As with the well-known 12 step program , you first need to recog ... Read on »
Facts About Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Wed 05 Dec 2012 8:19pm 1 Comment Alcohol abuse is a disease that is characterized by the sufferer having a pattern of drinking excessively despite the negative effects of alcohol on the individual's work, medical, legal, educational, and/or social life. Alcohol abuse affects about 10% of women and 20% of men in the United States, most beginning by their mid teens. Sign ... Read on »
Stop Alcohol Abuse by wilfred Posted Sat 07 Nov 2009 6:18am How to Stop Alcoholism Abuse and Help Others Stop Binge Drinking After you realized at this time that you have been abusing alcohol for quite sometime now and you identify that you want to stop that alcohol abuse today before it is too late, you will find yourself searching for ideas and information about how to stop alcoholism abuse and stop ... Read on »
More Than 9 Million Kids are Affected by a Parent’s Drug or Alcohol Abuse by crossroads Patient Expert Posted Fri 22 May 2009 9:00pm A recent SAMHSA report found that almost 12% of children in the United States live with a parent that either is dependent on or abuses drugs or alcohol. The finding comes from an analysis of results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2002 – 2007. Specifically, about 2.1 million children lived with a parent who was dependent ... Read on »
Alcohol Dependency Effects, Alcoholism Signs, and Alcoholism Statistics by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Sat 26 Mar 2011 4:06am Mr. Richards was one of three health instructors at a large metropolitan high school located in the Midwestern part of the U.S. For “Alcohol Effects Month” he decided he would center his teaching agenda on the following three subject areas: alcohol dependency effects, alcohol addiction symptoms an ... Read on »
Heavy alcohol users Vs. Addicts – Stress response by Adi Jaffe Posted Wed 04 Jan 2012 10:10am I can’t even count how many times I’ve talked about the difference between alcohol or drug users and alcoholics or addicts (see here , here , and here for some examples and keep reading). The quick summary: Many people use drugs and many abuse them at times, a small percentage meet criteria for addiction at some point in their life and an even ... Read on »
Alcohol and Drugs The Organ and Child Killers by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Apr 2012 9:42pm Alcoholism and drug abuse have haunted my family for years.  I’ve been in recovery for just about 30 years but I’m not alone in my family.  Anonymity disallows further disclosure but trust me, I know about addiction first hand and even as I write this another family member is suffering and causing suffering.  I hate the disease with every fiber ... Read on »
Alcohol Abuse a Growing Problem for Older Adults by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 26 Sep 2012 9:00am The Administration on Aging and The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration issued a brief on Alcohol Misuse and Abuse Prevention. Community surveys have estimated the prevalence of problem drinking among older adults from 1 percent to 16 percent, depending on the definitions of older adults, at-risk and problem dri ... Read on »
A Lot Of Young Men Who Work In Construction Manifest Abusive Drinking, Require Alcohol Treatment, and Need to Fortify Their Pare by just 4 families Patient Expert Posted Tue 27 Jul 2010 6:16am I know quite a few young men who work in construction who manifest hazardous and abusive drinking. After working exceptionally hard for eight or more hours, it seems to make a lot of sense to go to the local watering hole to have a few brews with one's drinking friends. Usually, however, it seems that the well-intentioned few shots and beers tu ... Read on »
Almost alcoholic? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 08 Apr 2012 10:11am This article demonstrates a big problem in understanding addiction and the a big problem in the current diagnostic categories. …when we think about alcohol abuse or alcoholism, our thoughts often go to situations like this where someone is at a stage where they are doing immediate damage to themselves or others, but what about the stage ... Read on »