Alcoholism is a long-term disease

Alcoholism is a long-term disease

Alcoholism is a long-term (chronic) disease. It’s not a weakness or a lack of willpower. Like many other diseases, it has a course that can be predicted, has known symptoms, and is influenced by your genes and your life situation.

 Physical signs of alcohol abuse are related to alcohol’s effects on different organ systems. However, while these findings are often present, they are not necessary to make a diagnosis of alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse shows its drastic effects on the [...]

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Alcohol and Drug Class Evaluation

Alcohol and Drug Class Assessments

Alcohol and Drug Class Assessments Attitudes and social stereotypes can create barriers to the detection and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse. Fear of what people may think of you might lead you to deny that you are suffering from an addiction, to hide your drinking, and to drink alone. This is called denial and it is powerful! We all know that alcohol is a legal substance that lowers anxiety and inhibitions and mostly why most people use it. Who doesn’t [...]

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Alcohol Assessment

Alcohol Assessment According to National statistics, an average of 12,000 people die every year in DUI-related accidents. There is an average of 900,000 arrested each year for DUI/DWI and a full 1/3 of those are repeat offenders. While National averages have dropped by half over the past 35 years there is still an ongoing problem with drinking and driving. The solution to this problem does not just rest in the hands of law enforcement to find these violators and prosecute [...]

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