Your Questions About Alcoholism

Medically Reviewed By Kayla Loibl | Last Edited: MARCH 01 ,
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If you have questions about alcoholism, we want to help. Alcoholism is a complicated disorder and it doesn’t affect everyone the same way. There are so many different theories about what causes it and everyone seems to have a different opinion about how to best treat it. One thing that makes it such a complicated condition is that it doesn’t just affect the person that drinks, it affects the entire family. It’s confusing and it’s hard to know which way to turn.

We get a lot of alcoholism questions, including how to determine if someone has a problem and how to help a family member with the condition. We are always happy to respond to questions and to help as much as we can. Don't be afraid to ask; that’s why we decided to create this page.

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Past Questions And Answers

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Does Alcoholism Run in Families? 
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What percentage of alcoholics make it into recovery? 
I am wondering what percentage of active alcoholics make it into recovery before they die? My significant other is 67, drinks an unknown amount of alcohol …

Why doesn't an alcoholic care about others feelings? 
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Homeless can my ex partner get help 
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What Can I Do To Get My Husband To Stop Drinking 
Well I have been married to this man for 24 years and we have two children (adults). While I have voiced my concern over his drinking and he says he knows …

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Lead Writer/Reviewer : Kayla Loibl

Licensed Medical Health Professional 

I am a Mental Health Counselor who is licensed in both New York (LMHC) and North Carolina (LPC). I have been working in the Mental Health field since 2015. I have worked in a residential setting, an outpatient program and an inpatient addictions program. I began working in Long Island, NY and then in Guelph, Ontario after moving to Canada. Read More