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Is Alcohol a Drug?

Except for a brief period during prohibition, alcohol has always been freely and legally available in the United States. Throughout history, some have wondered why alcohol enjoys this special status, raising an important question: is alcohol a drug? While the process of making alcohol may start with non-intoxicating substances such as grains, fruits and vegetables,…

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Should Families Worry About the Signs of Alcoholism?

It is not uncommon for alcoholism to be referred to as a family disease. It also is not uncommon to wonder why that is the case. The main reason is that when someone is an alcoholic, it affects everyone else in the family. That means the person suffering from alcoholism is not the only one…

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National Vodka Day: A National Obsession with Alcohol

National Vodka Day Today is National Vodka Day. Yes, you read that right. National Vodka Day.  Lately, it seems that every day is “national something or other” day. Americans always find something to celebrate.  It comes as no shock, in a culture fixated on drinking, that many “holidays” often revolve around some type of alcohol.…

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Alcohol: Young Adults’ Drug of Choice

Why Don’t Young People Reach Out For Help With Alcoholism? “Alcohol isn’t really a drug…” “Alcohol is legal!” “It’s not as deadly as heroin- you know what you’re getting!” Many young adults who meet the diagnosis for alcohol use disorder aren’t seeking treatment, because they don’t think they have a problem. In a recent study…