Alcoholism is a chronic disease that affects millions. Learn about its effects and how to get help if you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol.


8 Signs of Alcoholism You Should Know

Learning the signs can go a long way into helping yourself or someone you know get help. Let’s take a look at eight common signs of alcohol dependence.

Should I Mention my Recovery at Work?

As a therapist and facilitator who works with both clients and family members in recovery, I find that each person has to determine what — and to whom — they are comfortable communicating.
Drug Addiction

Is "Going Cold Turkey" Safe When You Are Struggling with Alcoholism?

Addicted people unwilling to go to a treatment center may decide to go cold turkey. Painful withdrawal symptoms make this an unadvisable and almost impossible feat. Learn what to do instead.
Drug Addiction

How to Get Your Parent into Addiction Treatment

There are currently 25 million adults in the US struggling with addiction. If your parent needs help, here are important steps you can take.
Drug Addiction

The Founding Fathers on Drugs and Alcohol

Learn about the complex history of drug and alcohol addiction and how 18th century substance abuse impacted even America’s founding fathers.

Learning About Alcoholism: 8 Signs You Should Know

Many Americans consider excessive drinking at parties a rite of passage, but these "harmless" habits can spiral into alcohol dependency. Learn some of the common signs of alcoholism.
Family Wellness

Is Your Teen Drinking?

More than 190,000 people under 21 visited an emergency room for alcohol-related injuries in 2008 alone. Is your teen a binge drinker?

Alcohol Poisoning: Everything You Need to Know

Though alcohol is legal, many episodes of binge drinking result in fatal outcomes. Discover why this behavior should be taken more seriously.