Alcoholism: Start the conversation
September 30, 2021
Alcoholism, and addiction overall, isn't a character flaw, or a weakness of self-control. It's a disease. And, if you are like most of us, you've probably been affected by it. Maybe you struggle with alcohol consumption yourself or have a friend or family member who does. I rarely talk with anyone who doesn't have a personal story about how addiction has affected their life.
About 14 million adults have an alcohol use disorder and there are about 95,000 alcohol-related deaths every year in this country.
Unfortunately, we don't think of it like any other medical illness, so we don't usually...
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