What is alcoholism?
Within the treatment community, alcoholism is increasingly described as “alcohol use disorder”
The Mayo Clinic describes it:
“Alcohol use disorder (which includes a level that’s sometimes called alcoholism) is a pattern of alcohol use that involves problems controlling your drinking, being preoccupied with alcohol, continuing to use alcohol even when it causes problems, having to drink more to get the same effect, or having withdrawal symptoms when you rapidly decrease or stop drinking.”
Watch this documentary “Alcoholism In America” to learn more about alcoholism and its effects and treatment opportunities.