a man staring at a glass of alcohol he poured wondering do i have a problem with alcohol

Do I Have a Problem With Alcohol?

What is Problem Drinking?Sometimes it’s difficult to know when you have crossed the line from moderate or social alcohol use to problem drinking. If your drinking is causing difficulties in any area of your life, especially in work or relationships, it’s possible you may have a problem with drinking. Recognition and acceptance of the issue…

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12 Step Programs and the 12 Steps of AA

Why are 12 step programs so effective in treating alcoholism, drug addiction, and many other addictions? What is it about the 12 steps of AA that have touched the lives of so many in recovery?Understanding 12 Step Programs and the 12 Steps of AAThe 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are the basis of all modern…

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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 ProgramMany people know about…

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Learn More About the Dangers of ‘Counterfeit Alcohol’  

There have been many people recently in the headlines who were noted as passing away suddenly, ‘without explanation,’ in the Dominican Republic. There have been almost 10 people the FBI is investigating as to why they died sudden deaths in their hotel suites. One of those reasons they are exploring deals with counterfeit alcohol. This…

Doctor discussing irregular cholesterol with patient with alcohol addiction

Find Out Why Cholesterol is Impacted by Alcohol Use 

Alcohol impacts cholesterol in ways that people may not realize. Moderate levels of alcohol consumption can help good cholesterol levels, but drinking too much may cause a buildup of plaque. The blood is not supposed to have a lot of plaque as that can impact the heart over time. Alcohol may also increase HDL, which…

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What Leaky Gut Syndrome and Alcoholism Have in Common

When people drink a lot of alcohol, they tend to have issues with their intestines and digestive systems. This is due to the processing of toxins in the alcohol that filter through the organs and, eventually, make their way through to the end. From beginning to end, mouth to the gut, the organs in between…

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The Role of Alcoholism in Marital Discord is Undeniable: How to Find Hope 

Addiction and alcoholism put a strain on people’s marriages, without a doubt. Families can be destroyed in the wake of what is considered to be one of the most stressful situations a family can experience. People who drink will spend all their money on alcohol, create an environment where kids may not feel safe, and…