What Exactly Is Alcoholism?Not everyone who abuses alcohol or has a drinking problem is an alcoholic. There are varying degrees of alcohol abuse problems.
Is There a Cure?If you have a drinking problem, the good news is there is a wide range of help and support available.
Alcoholic or Problem Drinker?Who is at risk to become an alcoholic? If someone is an alcoholic, can they learn to drink moderately?
- Does a person have to be alcoholic to experience problems from alcohol?
- Are certain groups of people more likely to develop alcohol problems than others?
- How can you tell whether you or someone close to you has an alcohol problem?
- If I have trouble with drinking, can't I simply reduce my alcohol use without stopping altogether?
Help for Alcohol ProblemsHow do you get help for someone who refuses it? If they do want help, where do they start?
- How can a person get help for an alcohol problem?
- If an alcoholic is unwilling to seek help, is there any way to get him or her into treatment?
- What is a safe level of drinking?
Health Effects of AlcoholAlcohol abuse can cause a wide range of health problems to almost every system in the body.
- Is it safe to drink during pregnancy?
- As people get older, does alcohol affect their bodies differently?
- Does alcohol affect a woman's body differently from a man's body?
- I have heard that alcohol is good for your heart. Is this true?
- If I am taking over-the-counter or prescription medication, do I have to stop drinking?
Who Else Is AffectedIt is true that others around the alcoholic are also affected, including family members, friends and even employers.
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