Alcoholism Information & Resources

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Learn-About-Alcoholism.com is an online alcoholism information resource designed to help individuals who suffer from abuse or dependence, and the people whose lives they impact, gain a better understanding of the disease and begin the journey to better health and emotional wellness.

Addictive, problem drinking is not a character flaw or life choice. It is a debilitating disease that affects millions of people around the world – men, women and children.

As the disease advances, it takes over the body and destroys the physical and mental health of the drinker, and may lead to premature death.

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It also produces damaging psychological effects on family members, friends and co-workers that can have life-long ramifications.

Yet, there is hope for those afflicted through proper, timely treatment and ongoing support.

It is important to note that the American Psychiatric Association has two separate diagnoses for problem drinking:

  • Alcohol Abuse: a condition whereby the drinker refuses to stop even when relationships and work responsibilities are compromised. Abuse leads to dependence or addiction without proper treatment.
  • Alcohol Dependence: an addictive and potentially fatal disease whereby the individual’s behavior has devastating consequences on work and family because of an insatiable, uncontrollable need to consume greater quantities of the drug.

Though there is a distinction among diagnoses, both require professional treatment to help problem drinkers and each member of their family recover and re-build their lives.

An explanation of treatment approaches is provided on this web site, along with educational articles and information on where to go for help.

All the information and resources you'll find are designed to help you have informed, productive discussions with your health care professional. So, begin your educational process by clicking on the tabs to the left, or here are some good places to start:

Use this web site as an information resource – not to diagnose or treat a health issue. And always consult with your medical provider for all health-related concerns. 

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