Alcohol Dependency

Understanding Alcohol Dependency and Alcohol



What is Understanding Alcohol Dependency and Alcohol?

The disease called Understanding Alcohol Dependency and Alcohol is characterized by a craving for and a dependence on alcohol; an urge beyond the capability of the person to control. But there is so much more… it is a disease of the body, mind and spirit.

However, what that “means” is probably the more important question to ask. Alcoholism is an enormous problem in the United States because alcohol is so readily available, it’s socially acceptable and we tolerate those under the influence, even when they break the law.

“I need a drink.” It’s a common statement, one that millions of Americans mutter when faced with a tough situation, or after a stressful moment. In film it is portrayed as a necessary element to handling tragedy, such as in the “The Godfather” scene, when Tom Hagen (Robert Duval) is trying to compose himself in preparation for telling Vito Corleone (Marlin Brando) that Santino had been killed.

Film also portrays the need for a drink in a comical light, such as the scene from “My Fair Lady” when Alfred P. Dolittle (Stanley Holloway) tells Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) that he can’t face the missus without “a little liquid protection.” The whimsical way in which alcohol is portrayed in theater, movies and television is a contributing factor, because drinking is acceptable and isn’t taken seriously.

How do you determine if someone is an alcoholic or not?

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Drinking problems are VERY wide-spread

The problem of Understanding Alcohol Dependency and Alcohol is wide-spread. The Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University concluded:

“more than half of all adults have a family history of Understanding Alcohol Dependency and Alcohol or problem drinking, and more than nine million children live with a parent dependent on alcohol and/or illicit drugs.” That is a staggering piece of information.

A major part of our Culture

I live in Milwaukee, where beer drinking is a major sport. Attending a game at Miller Park for the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team is quite an experience, as vendors are constantly walking the aisles of the stadium hawking beer. As soon as one leaves another one appears.

I counted once and recorded that 48 vendor appearances were noted before the fifth inning at one game. People drink the whole time, and come into the ballpark after having a few in the parking lot. It’s all a part of the culture. The Milwaukee Brewers don’t consider it a problem, especially when they take in nearly $7 a serving.

It impacts all of us!

Alcoholism affects us all. Beyond the immediate family, we have friends, co-workers and neighbors. Moreover, Understanding Alcohol Dependency and Alcohol and alcohol abuse are directly related to our most difficult social problems, such as crime, domestic violence, teen pregnancy.

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Understanding Alcohol Dependency and Alcohol teaches us that a person will continue to drink even though it has serious impact on family, friends, employment, health and legal matters. The disease takes over and soon a person is slave to the alcohol. They have to take another drink. People have been known to literally drink themselves to death.

Sadly, there is no cure

Understanding Alcohol Dependency and Alcohol cannot be cured. It will forever remain a part of a person’s makeup. However, when it comes to Understanding Alcohol Dependency and Alcohol, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that alcohol can be treated and managed. Alcoholics can live successful lives. The bad news is that they are always vulnerable to relapse if they take a drink.

Denial is major issue

Some people will say, “I’m not an alcoholic, I’m just a problem drinker.” There is humor in this statement, but there is also serious truth. People can drink too often, drink too much and run into problems, even though they are not physically addicted.

DUI, driving under the influence is huge in this country. People have been known to go to court repeatedly, yet they are not technically alcoholics. Sure, there are drunk-driving laws, but people abuse the tolerance and generosity of the court system. They will continue to drink and they will continue to drive, with or without a license. If you lock up the drunks, the jails will be filled every night.

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Common Questions About Alcoholism

I. Personal Concerns

Am I addicted to alcohol?

I am on Step 3 of the 12-Step process and I don’t know what to do?

My alcoholism causes me to be depressed and I’m thinking of suicide!

I tried 12-Step. It didn’t work.

What should I do if I need treatment, but I don’t have insurance or any money?

II. Family: Spouse/Partner

How do I talk to them to get them to stop drinking?

My spouse says they are going to quit drinking but they don’t?

I’m divorced and my spouse has the children half time. I believe my spouse is drinking and using drugs?

I kicked my spouse out of the house a year ago, but he/she says they're not drinking anymore. Should I take them back?

My spouse is drinking all the time, but I don’t know if he/she is an alcoholic?




Please get help!

There is help. . The National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service toll-free telephone number, 1-800-662-4357, is a good resource. You can speak to a professional and get referral information.


HOW TO USE THIS SITE:

This site contains five MAIN pages that EVERYONE should read:



ABOUT…

SYMPTOMS…

CAUSES…

TREATMENT…

RECOVERY…

Read these five pages and learn what you need to know to spot alcoholism in:

Yourself... Your Family... Your Friends... Your Community...

The rest of the pages are there for your reference to explain important topics in more detail.

Finally don’t miss the Spiritual and 12-step sections to fully explore how understanding THE SPIRIT can lead to recovery!


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