Alcohol Abuse

9 Reasons to Go to Rehab Now, Not Later

Going to rehab is a huge step and often one that people put off for as long as possible. The simple step of going often means admitting that you have a problem and one you can’t fix yourself, which doesn’t line up with how many people see themselves or want those around them to [...]

2019-03-17T01:22:59-07:00

Facts About Alcoholism

Alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder, is one of the most common diseases in the United States. With an estimated 24.7 million Americans meeting criterion for alcohol use disorder, 12.5% or 1 in 8 Americans has a problem. At the same time, alcohol use is both popularized and glamorized, with binge drinking being the norm. [...]

2019-03-01T00:03:05-07:00

How to Get Insurance to Pay for Drug Rehab

Most people approach addiction and rehab from the perspective of something shameful and possibly incriminating, going out of their way to hide it. Unfortunately, this often means those people don’t get the help they need paying for rehab. At the same time, addiction is recognized as a medical disorder and sometimes even classified as [...]

2019-01-25T17:11:13-07:00

What is Alcohol Poisoning?

Alcohol is the most commonly consumed substance in the world, with roughly 86% of the United States population drinking at least occasionally. At the same time, 24.5 million Americans suffer from an alcohol abuse problem, meaning that they frequently binge or drink too much. While alcohol is widely accepted, and most people assume relatively [...]

2018-09-24T11:00:21-07:00

What is a High Functioning Addict?

When most of us think of addiction we think of people who are lazy, unable to perform their job, constantly out of it, and typically, jobless. Few of us think of high performers, excelling at their school, job, or family life – but the truth is that millions of addicts are high functioning. As [...]

2018-08-30T08:30:04-07:00

Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Addiction

Narcissistic Personality Disorder or NPD is a diagnosed mental disorder in which a person suffers from an exaggerated sense of self-importance coupled with an excessive need for positive attention or admiration and the inability to understand or empathize with the feelings of others. While the term 'narcissist' is often used to describe anyone expressing [...]

2018-08-30T08:45:27-07:00

7 Common Characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics

Data shows that more than 11% of children live with an adult who is addicted to a substance, nearly one in four U.S. children know an adult addict, and about 28 million children live with alcoholics. While levels of substance use, and their impact on family hierarchy and relationships vary considerably, Children of Alcoholics [...]

2018-08-30T09:01:05-07:00

Substance Abuse in Aging Populations

Most people are aware that substance abuse in the United States is rampant, with millions addicted or dependent on substances like alcohol and opioids. But, when most of us think of addiction, we think of younger people, typically between the ages of 18 and 30 and typically, not seniors. While it's true that substance [...]

2018-08-30T09:11:01-07:00

The Correlation Between Stress and Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse affects millions of adults every year, with some studies showing that as much as 29% of the population binge drinks regularly. This is further compounded by the fact that alcohol abuse and addiction costs the U.S. more than $200 billion annually, through alcohol related accidents, injuries, and errors. Stress is widely recognized [...]

2018-09-03T08:20:03-07:00