a group support meeting discussing what is an al anon meeting

What Is An Al-Anon Meeting?

Everyone knows Alcoholics Anonymous but fewer are aware of Al-Anon, a sister support group intended for the loved ones of those suffering from alcoholism. Al-Anon is a support group designed to help the friends and family members of alcoholics recover and move on, and if you’ve never been, it can be intimidating to go, especially…

a person being comforted at a 12 Step Program

What Is The 12 Step Program

Created by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, the 12 step program is arguably one of the oldest and well-known treatment programs today. Established as guidelines that were determined to be successful enough in their infancy so that other support groups dedicated to those with substance use disorder adopted them. The Basics Of The 12 Step Program Many people…

a man suffering from Alcoholic Dementia

Alcoholic Dementia

Dementia is typically a mental disorder that causes a person’s memory to deteriorate over time. While this is more commonly a genetic disorder that is passed down from one generation to the next (if your parents or grandparents suffered from dementia you are at greater risk), there are external factors that can bring about dementia.…