Our Mission

At Alcohol Addiction Center, our mission is to provide information and resources for anyone struggling with an alcohol problem, either through a friend or family member, or with a problem of their own. We are not a facility. Each situation is unique, and we strive to educate and inform people about alcoholism, or known by its clinical name, alcohol use disorder.

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Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in the United States

15.1 million adults ages 18 and older had AUD in 2015. This disorder occurs more in men, with 9.8 million men experiencing AUD compared to 5.3 million women.

Young adults, ages 12-17, can have AUD too. According to the 2015 NSDUH, an estimated 623,000 adolescents had Alcohol Use Disorder. Of these groups, about five percent of those afflicted sought treatment.

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Alcoholism Signs and Symptoms

Learn the warning signs and symptoms of alcohol use disorder (AUD) including withdrawal symptoms and advice on where to get help.

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About Inpatient Treatment

An immersive treatment experience, inpatient treatment is a residential program where patients live onsite and receive treatment in a safe and controlled setting.

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Outpatient Treatment Explained

As an extension to an inpatient program or as a standalone treatment, outpatient programs allow you to live at home and work while getting treated.

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About Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages are present in nearly every grocery store, restaurant, home, and ballpark in the nation. We use it to celebrate, relax, and socialize. Aside from the decade of Prohibition in the last century, alcohol has been a legal and welcome addition to parties, games and even events with children. However, there are very dark sides to alcohol, including addiction.

Fermenting yeast, sugar, and starch forms Ethyl Alcohol, the key ingredient in any alcoholic beverage. Its primary forms of delivery are as beer, wine, or liquor, each of which has varying percentages of alcohol. Liquor is generally the most potent class of alcoholic beverage.

When alcohol consumption turns into a problem and then into an outright disease, professionals recommend a consultation with an addiction specialist.

Alcoholism Statistics

Alcoholism and alcohol abuse have been found to impact 10 percent of women and up to 20 percent of men in America. Since over 86 percent of all people have tried alcohol, 70 percent have had a drink in the past year, and 56 percent report having had a drink in the past month, it is clear that alcohol is rampant in our culture. In fact, alcohol will play a role in over 2,000 underage fatalities and half of all violent teen deaths are due to drinking. An estimated 14 million individuals are impacted by alcoholism and the disease costs over $165 billion dollars in lost productivity, early death, and rehabilitation expenditures.
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Alcoholism and alcohol abuse have been found to impact 10 percent of women and up to 20 percent of men in America. Since over 86 percent of all people have tried alcohol, 70 percent have had a drink in the past year, and 56 percent report having had a drink in the past month, it is clear that alcohol is rampant in our culture. In fact, alcohol will play a role in over 2,000 underage fatalities and half of all violent teen deaths are due to drinking. An estimated 14 million individuals are impacted by alcoholism and the disease costs over $165 billion dollars in lost productivity, early death, and rehabilitation expenditures.

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Alcohol Use Disorder FAQ

The causes of alcoholism are many, and how they manifest is unique to each person. We know that some confluence of genetics, brain chemistry, environment, and psychology work to create an alcoholic.
It is often found that alcoholics have other addicts or alcoholics in their family tree. Like many other diseases, the prevalence of an alcoholic in the family is a risk factor for addiction. Though some will claim that certain family members are more likely to pass along a predisposition to substance abuse, any family history should be taken seriously.
As drinking increases, the alcoholic becomes more and more dependent upon it to function. His tolerance may become astounding to the normal drinker, and physical dependency will start to set in. Certain normal activities, such as sleep, may impossible for the alcoholic unless he has enough to drink. When the alcoholic wakes, he will likely have tremors that only a few drinks can steady, and it is likely that he will be less and less able to eat.
Many alcoholics report environmental causes that lead to their abuse. Many alcoholics report that they grew up in families where heavy drinking, or other drug use, was normal. Alcoholics also report that they started drinking early in life, and often in high amounts. Childhood and adolescent traumas of varying sorts also play a role in alcoholism and addiction. If that trauma is unresolved, future addicts and alcoholics may turn to substance abuse to medicate their feelings.
Mental illnesses may likewise play a role in alcoholism. Extreme anxiety has been reported among alcoholics, as has depression, and schizophrenia. When a person is suffering from mental illness they may seek any number of solutions, and drinking is an unfortunate, and ineffective, remedy.
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